Advancing Search in the Algemeen Nederlands Woordenboek

By November 17, 2016,
Page 1247-1253
Author Carole Tiberius, Jan Niestadt, Lut Colman, Boudewijn van den Berg
Title Advancing Search in the Algemeen Nederlands Woordenboek
Abstract In this paper, we will take a closer look at the advanced search option in online dictionaries from the perspective of the user. In the context of dictionaries, the advanced search allows users to retrieve sets of words which match a particular description, for example ‘archaic compounds consisting of three syllables’. However, the possible sets of words that could be retrieved are endless, and the challenge is how to present all these options to the user in a way that he can grasp and understand. Studies on dictionary use and log file analyses suggest that existing solutions offered by online dictionaries are not very successful as users do not really seem to use this search option. We will discuss different types of advanced search that can be distinguished and we will present a new, more user-friendly approach to advanced search in dictionaries using the Algemeen Nederlands Woordenboek as our test case.
Session Others
Keywords advanced search; online dictionaries; user-friendly.
author={Carole Tiberius and Jan Niestadt and Lut Colman and Boudewijn van den Berg},
title={Advancing Search in the Algemeen Nederlands Woordenboek},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 16th EURALEX International Congress},
address={Bolzano, Italy},
editor={Abel, Andrea and Vettori, Chiara and Ralli, Natascia},
publisher={EURAC research},