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FYI: Bibliography of E-Lexicography: Dictionaries


Author: Carolin Müller-Spitzer

Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography

FYI Body: OBELEXDICT (WWW.OWID.DE/OBELEX/EN/) IS A DATABASE WHICH CURRENTLY COMPRISES 17,000 ENTRIES CONTAINING INFORMATION ON ONLINE DICTIONARIES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.

THE OBJECTIVE OF OBELEXDICT IS TO PROVIDE A RESEARCH TOOL THAT ENABLES USERS TO FIND AS MANY LEXICOGRAPHICAL RESOURCES AS POSSIBLE, ORGANISED ACCORDING TO CONTENT. THEREFORE, EACH ENTRY INCLUDES A WIDE RANGE OF INFORMATION ON THE RESPECTIVE DICTIONARY, IN PARTICULAR THE TYPE, NAME AND THE LANGUAGE(S) OF THE DICTIONARY.

IN ADDITION, SEARCH QUERIES IN OBELEXDICT CAN BE NARROWED DOWN ACCORDING TO WHICH LANGUAGE FAMILIES ITS LANGUAGES BELONG TO, WHETHER AUDITORY INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE IN THE DICTIONARY, WHETHER THE DICTIONARY OFFERS SOME KIND OF DIAGRAMMATIC ACCESS TO THE DICTIONARY CONTENT, WHETHER ILLUSTRATIONS OR VIDEOS ARE INTEGRATED INTO THE DICTIONARY OR WHETHER THE DICTIONARY OFFERS ONOMASIOLOGICAL ACCESS TO THE DICTIONARY CONTENT, E.G. ACCESS TO TOPIC AREAS/SUBJECT GROUPS OR ONOMASIOLOGICAL ACCESS VIA ILLUSTRATIONS.

OBELEXDICT WAS CONSTRUCTED ALONGSIDE WORK ON THE DICTIONARY PORTAL OWID (WWW.OWID.DE), WITH MINIMAL STAFF, MOSTLY IN 2010/2011. WE ENDEAVOUR TO ATTAIN A HIGH QUALITY OF CONTENT, BUT WE ARE ALWAYS HAPPY TO RECEIVE COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS THAT HELP US IMPROVE OBELEXDICT (OBELEX@IDS-MANNHEIM.DE).

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