Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal/Dictionary of the Frisian Language online: new possibilities, new opportunities

By November 17, 2016,
Page726-732
AuthorHindrik Sijens, Katrien Depuydt
TitleWurdboek fan de Fryske taal/Dictionary of the Frisian Language online: new possibilities, new opportunities
AbstractThe Wurdboek fan de Fryske Taal (Dictionary of the Frisian Language, WFT) describes the vocabulary of the Modern West Frisian language and consist of 25 volumes of 400 pages each. The dictionary contains more than 100,000 entries. This paper is intended to show that an electronic version of the WFT, once the data have been converted to state-of-the-art standards and made available to the public by means of an advanced retrieval application, will be a modern lexicographical resource of significant value. Integrating the WFT into the dictionary component of the Geïntegreerde Taalbank Nederlands (Integrated Language Database of Dutch, GTB) of the Instituut voor Nederlandse Lexicologie is the obvious means to reach this goal. In order to create more ways of searching the dictionary entries, data accessibility has to be enhanced by explicit tagging of information categories which can be exploited by a retrieval application. The process of implementing the online version of WFT took place in several stages: First the existing database had to be repaired and optimised. Mistakes and inconsistencies had to be repaired. The logical structure had to be parsed and tagged with XML mark-up. Furthermore the newly created XML database had to be enriched with TEI encoding. And, finally the dictionary was incorporated into the GTB application. The WFT has been incorporated into the online dictionary application of the Dutch language bank, and so is freely available to a large audience, allowing interested parties to search in one of the most complete Frisian dictionaries, and to explore the Frisian language in relation to Dutch.
SessionReports on Lexicographical and Lexicological Projects
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@InProceedings{ELX10-066,
author = {Hindrik Sijens, Katrien Depuydt},
title = {Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal/Dictionary of the Frisian Language online: new possibilities, new opportunities},
pages = {726-732},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 14th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2010},
month = {jul},
date = {6-10},
address = {Leeuwarden/Ljouwert, The Netherlands},
editor = {Anne Dykstra and Tanneke Schoonheim},
publisher = {Fryske Akademy},
isbn = {978-90-6273-850-3},
}
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