Enabling Selective Queries and Adapting Data Display in the Electronic Version of a Historical Dictionary

By November 23, 2016,
Page635-646
AuthorTim van Niekerk, Heike Stadler, Ulrich Heid
TitleEnabling Selective Queries and Adapting Data Display in the Electronic Version of a Historical Dictionary
AbstractWe report on an ongoing project aimed at making the scholarly reference work A Dictionary of South African English on Historical Principles (DSAE, Silva et al. 1996) accessible for selective online querying. On the basis of the XML version of the current online edition of the dictionary, we perform two major steps towards this goal: (i) the design of interactive presentation devices for the dictionary, and (ii) the enhancement of the available lexicographic data categories. We take inspiration from the Function Theory of Lexicography (Tarp 2008), even though its main focus is on communicatively oriented dictionaries, while the DSAE primarily serves cognitive purposes. Since we are reporting on an ongoing project, we only present examples of the work.
SessionHistorical and Scholarly Lexicography and Etymology
Keywordshistorical lexicography; electronic lexicography; print adaptation; user interfaces; XML
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX2016-070,
author={Tim van Niekerk, Heike Stadler, Ulrich Heid},
title={Enabling Selective Queries and Adapting Data Display in the Electronic Version of a Historical Dictionary},
pages={635-646},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 17th EURALEX International Congress},
year={2016},
month={sep},
date={6-10},
address={Tbilisi, Georgia},
editor={Tinatin Margalitadze, George Meladze},
publisher={Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi University Press},
isbn={978-9941-13-542-2},
}
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