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  • In this paper, we address issues of inconsistencies of dictionary information and how different corpus methods and computer tools can assist in providing systematic cross-referencing. The question is raised how hyperlinking in an electronic reference work can be approached systematically in order to warrant consistent symmetrical links between synonyms or antonyms. Firstly, it is argued that working with a comprehensive corpus does not account for consistent cross-referencing. It is shown that a top-down corpus-driven linguistic analysis also does not guarantee the lexicographic documentation of binary lexico-semantic relations covered by corpus data, as proposed by Paradis/Willners (2006a, b). Secondly, with the help of dictionary examples taken from elexiko (an online dictionary of contemporary German) we demonstrate how a combination of both corpus-driven and corpus-based procedures enables lexicographers to systematically exploit corpus material in more depth than by using only one of these methods. It is also discussed where and why lexicographers are still prone to inconsistencies in the editing processes, irrespective of their underlying corpus methodologies. Finally, we introduce a cross-reference management tool that has been developed for elexiko and we explain its technological prerequisites and implications. This software supports lexicographers in detecting existing and missing references from and to a specific headword. It also offers options to automatically and comfortably correct discrepancies. Overall, we suggest a method that includes linguistic competence, complementary corpus approaches and additional software in order to ensure that links or references between synonymic and antonymic pairings are given in both directions.

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Metadaten
Author:Petra StorjohannGND, Peter MeyerGND
URN:urn:nbn:de:bsz:mh39-8631
URL:http://10.1515/zfal-2012-0006
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1515
Parent Title (German):Zeitschrift für angewandte Linguistik : Zeitschrift der Gesellschaft für Angewandte Linguistik
Publisher:de Gruyter
Place of publication:Berlin
Document Type:Article
Language:German
Year of first Publication:2012
Tag:Internetwörterbuch; Stichwörter; Vernetzungsmanager; elektronische Lexikografie; elexiko
GND Keyword:Deutsch
Volume:56
Issue:1
Pagenumber:14
First Page:121
Last Page:134
Note:
Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache / 430 Deutsch
BDSL-Classification:Lexikographie, Wörterbücher
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Linguistics-Classification:Lexikografie
Open Access?:Ja
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell-Keine Bearbeitung 3.0 Deutschland