European Lexicographic Infrastructure


Project Management: Institut Jozef Stefan, Slovenien

Project Participants: Centar za digitalne humanisticke nauke, Serbien · Gesellschaft für dänische Sprache und Literatur [Det Danske Sprog- og Litteraturselskab (DSL)], Kopenhagen · Eesti Keele Instituut, Estland · Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal · Institute for Bulgarian Language, Bulgarien · Instituut voor de Nederlandse Taal, Niederlande · K Dictionaries Ltd, Israel · Lexical Computing CZ s.r.o., Tschechische Republik · Magyar Tudomanyos Akademia, Nyelvtudomanyi Intezet, Ungarn · National University of Ireland Galway, Irland · Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Österreich · Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italien · Real Academia Española, Spanien

Sponsors: EU-Forschungsrahmenprogramm „Horizon 2020“

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Contact person (TCDH): Dr Thomas Burch

Research Area: Software Systems and Research Infrastructure, Digital Edition and Lexicography

Keywords: Digital Technologies and Tools


Website of the Project: ELEXIS

„ELEXIS – European Lexicographic Infrastructure“ is an initiative that has developed from the COST Action IS1305 "ENel – European Network of e-Lexicography". 17 partner institutions from 14 countries work together in order to foster cooperation and knowledge exchange between different research communities in the field of lexicography. An interdisciplinary and internationally oriented work group composed of representatives from institutions that provide high-quality digital lexicographic resources and researchers in complementary disciplines such as lexicography, Digital Humanities, language technology and standardisation aims at bridging the gap between lesser-resourced languages and those with advanced e-lexicographic experience.

Develop Standards and Strategies for Lexicography and Promote Knowledge Exchange

The aim is to establish common standards and solutions for the development of lexicographic resources and to develop strategies, tools and standards for extracting, structuring and linking of lexicographic resources in order to unlock their full potential for Linked Open Data, Semantic Web and the Digital Humanities. The project will support scientists in retrieving, sharing, linking, analyzing and interpreting heterogeneous lexicographical data. This paves the way for ambitious, transnational, data-driven developments in this area and, at the same time, reduces duplication of work across disciplinary boundaries. The cooperation with CLARIN and DARIAH will also contribute to this.

The TCDH Contributes its Practical Expertise

The TCDH is involved in the work packages “Lexicographic data and workflow”, “Training and Education”, „Dissemination und Community Building“, „Virtual Access“ and „Trans-National Access“. It will, thus, provide lexicographic data and support the workflow-development, contribute to introductory and training courses and tutorials, create a generic, modular tool for the publication of retro-digitized dictionaries and also act as a hosting institution for grant visits.

Related projects: Publex


Anne Klee
E-mail: kleeatuni-trier [dot] de
Phone: +49 651 201-3120

Dr Claudia Bamberg
E-mail: bambergatuni-trier [dot] de
Phone: +49 651 201-3790

Dr Thomas Burch
E-mail: burchatuni-trier [dot] de
Phone: +49 651 201-3364

Julia Fischer
E-mail: hennemannjatuni-trier [dot] de
Phone: +49 651 201-3849

Sandra Weyand
E-mail: weyandsatuni-trier [dot] de
Phone: +49 651 201-3161