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Making 1:n explorable: a search interface for the ZAS database of clause-embedding predicates

  • We introduce a recently published corpus-based database of German clause-embedding predicates and present an innovative web application for exploring it. The application displays the predicates and the corpus examples for these predicates in two separate tables that can be browsed and searched in real time. While familiar web interface paradigms make it easy for users to get started, the data presentation and the interactive advanced search components for the two tables are designed to accommodate remarkably complex query needs without the need for resorting to a dedicated query language or a more specialized tool. The 1:n relationship between predicates and their examples is exploited in the two tables in that, e.g. the predicate table also shows, for each predicate and each example attribute, all values that occur in the examples for this predicate. An easy-to-use visual query builder for arbitrary Boolean combinations of search criteria can optionally be displayed to pre-filter the underlying data presented in both tables. Several options for altering quantifier scope can be activated with simple checkboxes and considerably widen the space of searchable constellations.

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Author:Peter MeyerGND, Thomas McFadden
Parent Title (English):Electronic lexicography in the 21st century. Proceedings of eLex 2017 conference. Leiden, the Netherlands, 19 – 21 September 2017
Publisher:Lexical Computing CZ s.r.o.
Place of publication:Brno, Czech Republic
Editor:Iztok Kosem, Carole Tiberius, Miloš Jakubíček, Jelena Kallas, Simon Krek, Vít Baisa
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of first Publication:2017
Date of Publication (online):2017/09/19
Tag:lexical data; query building; relational database; user interface
GND Keyword:Benutzeroberfläche; Korpus <Linguistik>; Lelxikographie; Prädikat
First Page:495
Last Page:512
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache / 430 Deutsch
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:Ja
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International