The Computerization of the Lexicographical Processes at the Bureau of the Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal (WAT)

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Page449-458
AuthorPieter Harteveld
TitleThe Computerization of the Lexicographical Processes at the Bureau of the Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal (WAT)
AbstractIn August 1987 the Bureau of the WAT started computerizing its lexicographical processes. In the first phase (1987-1989) the computer was mainly introduced as a word processor for creating manuscript. The second phase (from 1990 onwards) entails the adaptation of software to editorial needs and the development of an electronic language database from 3,5 million unedited records of word material on card as well as from the yet untagged text of eight older volumes of the WAT. A computer field-structure for the tagging of this text, the on-screen compilation of all new volumes and the multipurpose extraction of information from the resulting running-text database are described. Database building, text editing and internal layout and printing are now well computerized and together form a continuous network-linked process.
SessionPART 3 - Lexicographical and lexicological projects
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@InProceedings{ELX94-050,
author = {Pieter Harteveld},
title = {The Computerization of the Lexicographical Processes at the Bureau of the Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal (WAT)},
pages = {449-458},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 6th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1994},
month = {aug-sep},
date = {30-3},
address = {Amsterdam, the Netherlands},
editor = {Willy Martin, Willem Meijs, Margreet Moerland, Elsemiek ten Pas, Piet van Sterkenburg & Piek Vossen},
publisher = {Euralex},
isbn = {90-900-7537-2},
}
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