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Observing online dictionary users: Studies using wiktionary log files

  • We present studies using the 2013 log files from the German version of Wiktionary. We investigate several lexicographically relevant variables and their effect on look-up frequency: Corpus frequency of the headword seems to have a strong effect on the number of visits to a Wiktionary entry. We then consider the question of whether polysemic words are looked up more often than monosemic ones. Here, we also have to take into account that polysemic words are more frequent in most languages. Finally, we present a technique to investigate the time-course of look-up behaviour for specific entries. We exemplify the method by investigating influences of (temporary) social relevance of specific headwords.

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Author:Carolin Müller-SpitzerGND, Sascha Wolfer, Alexander KoplenigGND
URN:urn:nbn:de:bsz:mh39-35517
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/ijl/ecu029
ISSN:0950-3846 (Print)
ISSN:1477-4577 (Online)
Parent Title (English):International journal of lexicography
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of first Publication:2015
Date of Publication (online):2015/03/16
Publicationstate:Veröffentlichungsversion
Reviewstate:Peer-Review
GND Keyword:Benutzer; Computerunterstützte Lexikographie; Internet; Wörterbuch
Volume:28
Issue:1
First Page:1
Last Page:26
Note:
Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.

This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache / 430 Deutsch
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Linguistics-Classification:Lexikografie
Open Access?:Ja
Licence (German):Es gilt das UrhG