How everyone can publish dictionaries on the Internet

At the Trier University, an application has been developed within the framework of an EU project, with which dictionaries can be easily placed online.

22.02.2023 | General, Press Releases, Project News

At the time, the effort was enormous: the digitization of the 300 million printed characters of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm's "German Dictionary" by a project team from the University of Trier took years. Even just structuring the entries for the online version was a major task. The ELEXIS project, funded by the EU's Horizon 2020 research framework program, has now come up with various solutions that make digitizing dictionaries easier. A tool developed by the Trier Center for Digital Humanities (TCDH) as part of the project at the University of Trier now makes it possible in principle for everyone to publish dictionaries on the Internet. There is no need for extensive technical knowledge to do this.
Bild mit Bamberg, Burch und Klee

Anne Klee, Dr. Thomas Burch and Dr. Claudia Bamberg (from left) as well as Sandra Weyand and Julia Hennemann (not in picture) have developed the tool “Publex”.

Projects: ELEXIS, Publex

Tags: Dissemination and Community Building in the DH, Digital Technologies and Tools, Research and Teaching