An Overview of FieldWorks and Related Programs for Collaborative Lexicography and Publishing Online or as a Mobile App

Page953-958
AuthorDavid Baines
TitleAn Overview of FieldWorks and Related Programs for Collaborative Lexicography and Publishing Online or as a Mobile App
AbstractThe FieldWorks ecosystem provides open-source tools for linguists whether working alone or in distributed teams. FieldWorks is a comprehensive tool for managing linguistic data. It has an extensive selection of fields for each lexical entry and areas for storing grammatical data and interlinear texts. The bulk editing tools can save hours of work by operating on many entries at once. FieldWorks can be used to create mono- or multi-lingual dictionaries and has excellent support for complex scripts. Comprehensive help and resources are available within the tool, which is designed for trained linguists. Language Forge is an online dictionary creation tool that allows collaborators to browse, comment or contribute to a lexicon. The project manager can control the roles for each team member. Language Forge shares the FieldWorks data allowing users of either tool to modify a shared lexicon. Language Forge can be used with minimal training as it exposes only a small subset of the FieldWorks data. Webonary is an online platform for publishing dictionaries and their reversal index. The linguist can update the data on Webonary from within FieldWorks as often as desired. Dictionary App Builder facilitates the creation of Android and iOS apps from the FieldWorks data.
SessionSoftware Demonstrations
KeywordsFieldWorks, Language Forge, collaboration, multilingual, complex scripts, Online publishing, Webonary, mobile publishing, Dictionary App Builder
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX2018-083,
author={David Baines},
title={An Overview of FieldWorks and Related Programs for Collaborative Lexicography and Publishing Online or as a Mobile App},
pages={953-958},
booktitle={Proceedings of the XVIII EURALEX International Congress: Lexicography in Global Contexts},
year={2018},
month={jul},
date={17-21},
address={Ljubljana, Slovenia},
editor={Jaka ─îibej, Vojko Gorjanc, Iztok Kosem, Simon Krek},
publisher={Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts},
isbn={978-961-06-0097-8}, }
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