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Zur Digitalisierung historischer Wörterbücher

Sven Dummer, Frank Michaelis, Michael Schlaefer

Abstract


English Title: On the digitisation of historical dictionaries

English Abstract

The textual and structural characteristics of printed historical German dictionaries call for special requirements in converting these works into computer-readable form. The diverse treatment of the articles requires a great deal of follow-up manual work since the often narrative structure of the texts limits automatic processing. The following article describes a series of experiments with Moriz Heyne's "Deutsches Wörterbuch" which were conducted to illustrate the limitations (but also the possibilities) of converting an historical dictionary into electronic media.

Keywords: electronic dictionary; historical dictionary; electronic text encoding




http://dx.doi.org/10.5788/8-1-954
AJOL African Journals Online