|Mika Hämäläinen, Jack Rueter
|Advances in Synchronized XML-MediaWiki Dictionary Development in the Context of Endangered Uralic Languages
|We present our ongoing development of a synchronized XML-MediaWiki dictionary to solve the problem of XML dictionaries in the context of small Uralic languages. XML is good at representing structured data, but it does not fare well in a situation where multiple users are editing the dictionary simultaneously. Furthermore, XML is overly complicated for non-technical users due to its strict syntax that has to be maintained valid at all times. Our system solves these problems by making a synchronized editing of the same dictionary data possible both in a MediaWiki environment and XML files in an easy fashion. In addition, we describe how the dictionary knowledge in the MediaWiki-based dictionary can be enhanced by an additional Semantic MediaWiki layer for more effective searches in the data. In addition, an API access to the lexical information in the dictionary and morphological tools in the form of an open source Python library is presented.
|online dictionary, collaborative editing of XML, Semantic MediaWiki dictionary