4. Working meeting on Internet lexicography

Topic „Der lexikografische Prozess bei Internetwörterbüchern“

Working meeting on Internet lexicography


22.11.2012 bis 23.11.2012


Science Park, Max-Planck-Strasse 6, Trier


The TCDH is hosting the fourth working meeting of the network on Internet lexicography.

The lexicographical process has so far been studied almost exclusively in relation to printed dictionaries. In the case of Internet dictionaries (and especially those that are being set up), this process is completely different: Here, the individual production phases are not described in succession, but rather a permanent juxtaposition and interlinking of individual work steps.

In this context a number of questions arise, e.g. B. according to how editing sub-vocabularies are to be selected or how different versions are to be versioned or archived. It should be examined how these changes affect the users. It is also worth considering how the visualization of lexicographic information can support the lexicographic process. How users can be included in the lexicographical process and what opportunities and problems so-called bottom-up lexicography offers is another topic of discussion.

At the working meeting, the lexicographic process will be described for various Internet dictionaries so that the media-specific processes become transparent and the question can be answered as to how the lexicographic process changes when Internet dictionaries are published. Another question to be answered is what influence the new possibilities of obtaining data from electronic text corpora have on the lexicographical process. The focus will also be on the effects on users.

Wednesday November 21, 2012

18:30 warm-up: wine tasting in the episcopal wineries (with registration)

20:45 followed by dinner in the "Cumvino" restaurant (Weberbach 75, Trier)

Thursday November 22, 2012

09: 00-09: 15 arrival

09: 15-09: 30 Greeting from the President of the University of Trier
Welcome and presentation of the "Trier Center for Digital Humanities"
Claudine Moulin
Moderation in the morning: Claudine Moulin (Trier)

09: 30-10: 45 Insights into lexicographic processes

• Algemeen Nederlands Woordenboek (Carole Tiberius)
• The digital dictionary of the German language - inventory security and
Update (Lothar Lemnitzer)
• elexiko (Annette Klosa)
• ordnet.dk (Jörg Asmussen)
• The Trier dictionary network (Vera Hildenbrandt)
10: 45-11: 15 coffee break
11: 15-12: 00 The lexicographical process in Wiktionary
Christian Meyer (Technical University Darmstadt)

12: 00-12: 45 Duden online: Is there a media-specific lexicographic process for the online
Melina Alexa / Anja Konopka / Lutz Wind (Duden Language Technology, BI GmbH,

12: 45-14: 00 lunch break
Moderation in the afternoon: Vera Hildenbrandt (Trier)

14: 00-14: 45 The first steps of a long-term project. The digital dictionary of surnames
Sandra Denzer / Franziska Horn (German dictionary of surnames, TU Darmstadt /
Mainz Academy of Sciences)

14: 45-15: 30 The Middle High German Dictionary as an Internet dictionary
Ralf Plate (Middle High German Dictionary, Academy of Sciences
and the literature of Mainz)

15: 30-16: 00 coffee break

16: 00-16: 45 The lexicographical process: old wine in young bottles
Rufus Gouws (Stellenbosch)

19:00 Joint dinner in the "Krim" restaurant (Glockenstrasse 7, Trier)

Friday 23rd November 2012

09: 00-09: 15 arrival

09: 15-10: 00 keynote speeches

1) Processing sub-vocabulary - selection criteria, implementation, problems
Annette Klosa (Institute for German Language, Mannheim)
2) Archiving LEXUS-3 lexical databases
Sebastian Drude (MPI Nijmegen)
3) Corpus-based approach to expanding existing lexicographical ones
Resources - methodological claim vs. everyday practice
Jörg Asmussen (Det Danske Sprog- og Litteraturselskab, Copenhagen)

10: 00-11: 00 Working group I - "Editing sub-vocabulary"
(Head: Annette Klosa)
Working group II - "Archiving and Versioning"
(Head: Sebastian Drude)
Working Group III - "Corpus and Dictionary Process"
(Head: Jörg Asmussen)

11: 00-11: 30 coffee break

11: 30-12: 00 Bundling the results in the working groups / preparing the presentations

12: 00-13: 00 Presentation of the results from the working groups and discussion
(Leader: N. N.)

13: 00-14: 00 lunch break

14: 00-15: 30 Internal meeting for network members and conclusion
(Head: Annette Klosa, IDS Mannheim)

Keywords: Dissemination and Community Building in the DH