ISO-Standards for Lexicography and Dictionary Publishing

By November 17, 2016,
Page 663-668
Author Marie-Jeanne Derouin, André Le Meur
Title ISO-Standards for Lexicography and Dictionary Publishing
Abstract Many things have changed in the field of dictionary production during these last ten years. With the introduction of digital support and networking, the lifespan of dictionaries has been considerably extended. The dictionary manuscript has become a unique data source that can be re-used and manipulated time and again by numerous in-house and external experts. The traditional relationship between author, publisher and user has now been expanded to include other partners, such as data-providers-either publishers or institutions or industry-partners, software developers, and language-tool providers. All these dictionary experts need a basic common language to optimize their work flow and to be able to co-operate in developing new products while avoiding time-consuming and expensive data manipulations. Dictionary users also need to receive more reliable information about new lexicographic products. In this paper we will first of all present the ISO standardization for Lexicography which takes these new market needs into account, and then go on to describe the two new standards: Presentation/Representation of entries in dictionaries which was published in March 2007 and Lexicographical production and marketing: Concepts and vocabulary which was launched in the summer of 2007. In conclusion, we will outline the benefits of standardization for the dictionary publishing industry.
Session 3. Reports on Lexicographical and Lexicological Projects
author = {Marie-Jeanne Derouin, André Le Meur},
title = {ISO-Standards for Lexicography and Dictionary Publishing},
pages = {663-668},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 13th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2008},
month = {jul},
date = {15-19},
address = {Barcelona, Spain},
editor = {Elisenda Bernal, Janet DeCesaris},
publisher = {Institut Universitari de Linguistica Aplicada, Universitat Pompeu Fabra},
isbn = {978-84-96742-67-3},