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1 XML and General Dutch Dictionary (ANW) Van der Kamp, Lexical databases and digital tools, april 29 th, 2005, 1 Peter van der Kamp

2 Topics Characteristics Schema XML Dictionary Editor Problems to be solved Van der Kamp, Lexical databases and digital tools, april 29 th, 2005, 2

3 Characteristics Online dictionary, no printed version Dutch language (incl. Flanders) from Based on a corpus of 100 mio words Elaborated microstructure XML Van der Kamp, Lexical databases and digital tools, april 29 th, 2005, 3

4 Schema characteristics Divided into 12 subschemas Currently all elements: zero or more occurrences except headword Currently 186 atomic elements Many enumerations (378, to be used as controlled vocabulary) Some elements allowed at different levels Van der Kamp, Lexical databases and digital tools, april 29 th, 2005, 4

5 Schema Van der Kamp, Lexical databases and digital tools, april 29 th, 2005, 5 Entry PoSSense Entry PoS

6 XML Dictionary Editor User requirements: Don’t want to work with tags Tags invisible Van der Kamp, Lexical databases and digital tools, april 29 th, 2005, 6

7 XML Dictionary Editor (cont’d) User requirements: Form like input Use of predefined lists (controlled vocabulary) Van der Kamp, Lexical databases and digital tools, april 29 th, 2005, 7

8 XML Dictionary Editor (cont’d) User requirements: Insert, add and remove elements must be easy Van der Kamp, Lexical databases and digital tools, april 29 th, 2005, 8

9 XML Dictionary Editor (cont’d) Van der Kamp, Lexical databases and digital tools, april 29 th, 2005, 9 User requirements: Hide/show elements Technical requirements Subschema enabled

10 XML Dictionary Editor (cont’d) XML editor, but… …which one? XMLWriter Van der Kamp, Lexical databases and digital tools, april 29 th, 2005, 10

11 XML Dictionary Editor (cont’d) Currently the best possible solution: Authentic (free XML content editor from Altova) StyleVision (e-forms and stylesheet designer from Altova) (http://www.altova.com) Van der Kamp, Lexical databases and digital tools, april 29 th, 2005, 11

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13 XML Dictionary Editor: problems Problem: hide element = delete element Hide element important due to size of entry Solution (to be implemented): Extra element in schema Checkbox as ‘data entry device’ When unchecked: perform hide Disadvantage: is noise in dictionary entry Van der Kamp, Lexical databases and digital tools, april 29 th, 2005, 13

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16 XML Dictionary Editor: problems Problem: visualize difference between container elements and atomic elements. Current implementation requires some schema knowledge Van der Kamp, Lexical databases and digital tools, april 29 th, 2005, 16

17 Conclusion / future work Developing forms easy Current implementation satisfying Database solution (relational vs. xml) Retrieval Easy use of (X)query language Van der Kamp, Lexical databases and digital tools, april 29 th, 2005, 17


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