Editing and Presenting Complex Source Material in an Online Dictionary: The Case of ONP

By November 23, 2016,
Page117-128
AuthorEllert Thor Johannsson, Simonetta Battista
TitleEditing and Presenting Complex Source Material in an Online Dictionary: The Case of ONP
AbstractOrdbog over det norrøne prosasprog/A Dictionary of Old Norse Prose (ONP) is a dictionary project that aims at bringing to light the vocabulary of medieval West Scandinavian prose texts, with a large number of examples of word use and various kinds of supplementary secondary information. In this paper, we give a brief overview of the project, discuss its background and approach to the source material and some of the related problematic aspects. We account for the way collected data has been treated and presented in dictionary entries and discuss the editing system that ONP has developed to suit its specialized needs. The dictionary has gone through the transformation from a printed publication to a digital online version, in the middle of a multi-volume publication process. We discuss how this has affected the editing work and how editorial procedures have evolved to better accommodate the lexicographic information through an online medium. We give some examples of how complex information is presented to the user in ONP Online and share our ideas about further development and improvement of the online version.
SessionThe Dictionary-Making Process
Keywordsdictionary making; editing principles; online dictionary; editing system; user interface
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX2016-009,
author={Ellert Thor Johannsson, Simonetta Battista},
title={Editing and Presenting Complex Source Material in an Online Dictionary: The Case of ONP},
pages={117-128},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 17th EURALEX International Congress},
year={2016},
month={sep},
date={6-10},
address={Tbilisi, Georgia},
editor={Tinatin Margalitadze, George Meladze},
publisher={Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi University Press},
isbn={978-9941-13-542-2},
}
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