Rethinking the Role of Digital Author’s Dictionaries in Humanities Research

AuthorMargit Kiss, Tamás Mészáros
TitleRethinking the Role of Digital Author’s Dictionaries in Humanities Research
AbstractAlthough it is true that computers make one’s work significantly easier during some of the work phases of creating an author’s dictionary, our goal is to completely revise conventional computer-based dictionary work processes as well as to extend the possible range of applications for author’s dictionaries. In our study we examine the role of the digital author’s dictionaries in humanities research. We developed the extended digital author’s dictionary based on the oeuvre of Kelemen Mikes (1690-1761). We present the advantages of the extended digital author’s dictionary and demonstrate its benefits in literary and linguistic research. The main advantages of our system include easily accessible up-to-date encyclopedic information and the improved efficiency of historical text analysis methods. The benefits of the extended functions of the digital author’s dictionary help scholars answer more specialized and complex research questions, and reconsider expectations towards the new generation of author’s dictionaries.
SessionPoster Presentations
Keywordsauthor’s digital dictionary, historical text analysis, Kelemen Mikes
author={Margit Kiss, Tamás Mészáros},
title={Rethinking the Role of Digital Author’s Dictionaries in Humanities Research},
booktitle={Proceedings of the XVIII EURALEX International Congress: Lexicography in Global Contexts},
address={Ljubljana, Slovenia},
editor={Jaka Čibej, Vojko Gorjanc, Iztok Kosem, Simon Krek},
publisher={Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts},
isbn={978-961-06-0097-8}, }