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Requisitos y expectativas de un buen diccionario online

Subtitle (Spanish):resultados de estudios empiricos en la investigación sobre el uso de diccionarios con especial atención a los traductores
  • This article presents empirical findings about what criteria make for a good online dictionary, using data on expectations and demands collected in an online questionnaire (N~684), complemented by additional results from a second questionnaire (N-390) which looked more closely at whether respondents had differentiated views on individual aspects of the criteria rated in the first study. Our results show that the classical criteria of reference books (such as reliability and clarity) were rated highest by our participants, whereas the unique characteristics of online dictionaries (such as multimedia and adaptability) were rated and ranked as (partly) unimportant. To verify whether or not the poor ratings of these innovative features were a result of the fact that our subjects are unfamiliar with online dictionaries incorporating such features, we incorporated an experiment into the second study. Our results revealed a learning effect: participants in the learning-effect condition, i.e. respondents who were first presented with examples of possible innovative features of online dictionaries, judged adaptability and multimedia to be more useful than participants who were not given that information. Thus, our data point to the conclusion that developing innovative features is worthwhile but that it should be borne in mind that users can only be persuaded of their benefits gradually. In addition, we present data about questions relating to the design of online dictionaries.

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Author:Carolin Müller-SpitzerORCiDGND, Alexander KoplenigORCiDGND
Parent Title (Spanish):Lexicografia de las lenguas románicas. Bd. 2: Aproximaciones a la lexicografia moderna y contrastiva
Publisher:de Gruyter
Place of publication:Berlin [u.a.]
Editor:Maria José Dominguez Vázquez
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of first Publication:2015
Date of Publication (online):2014/12/22
Tag:accessibility; clarity; reliability of content; upt-to-date content; user demands
GND Keyword:Benutzung; Wörterbuch; computerunterstützte Lexikographie
First Page:297
Last Page:319
Dieser Beitrag ist aus urheberrechtlichen Gründen nicht frei zugänglich.
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 410 Linguistik / 413 Wörterbücher
Open Access?:nein
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt