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fLexiCoGraph: creating and managing curated graph-based lexicographical data

  • We present the conceptual foundations and basic features of fLexiCoGraph, a generic software package for creating and presenting curated human-oriented lexicographical resources that are roughly modeled according to Měchura’s (2016) idea of graph-augmented trees. The system is currently under development and will be made accessible as open source software. As a sample use case we discuss an existing online database of loanwords borrowed from German into other languages which is based on a growing number of language-specific loanword dictionaries (Lehnwortportal Deutsch). The paper outlines the conceptual foundations of fLexiCoGraph’s hybrid graph/XML data model. To establish a database, XML-based resources may be imported or even input manually. An additional graph database layer is then constructed from these XML source documents in a freely configurable, but automated way; subsequently, the resulting graph can be manipulated and enlarged through a visual user interface in such a way that keeps the relationship to the source document information explicit at all times. We sketch the tooling support for different kinds of graph-level editing processes, including mechanisms for dealing with updated XML source documents and coping with duplicate or inconsistent information, and briefly discuss the browser interface for end users.

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Author:Peter Meyer, Mirjam Eppinger
Parent Title (English):Proceedings of the XVIII EURALEX International Congress Lexicography in Global Contexts 17-21 July 2018, Ljubljana
Publisher:Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani / Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts
Place of publication:Ljubljana
Editor:Jaka Čibej, Vojko Gorjanc, Iztok Kosem, Simon Krek
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of first Publication:2018
Date of Publication (online):2018/08/01
Tag:data modeling; editorial process; graph-based dictionaries; historical lexicography; linked data
GND Keyword:Computerunterstützte Lexikographie; Deutsch; Lehnwort
First Page:1017
Last Page:1022
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 430 Deutsch
Open Access?:ja
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Program areas:Lexik
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International