oa Lexikos - Zur Digitalisierung historischer W orterbucher

Volume 8, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 1684-4904
  • E-ISSN: 2224-0039



The textual and structural characteristics of printed historical Gennan dictionaries call for special requirements in converting these works into computer-readable fonn. The diverse treatment of the articles requires a great deal of follow-up manual work since the often narrative structure of the texts limits automatic processing. The following article descriptionbes a series of experiments with Moriz Heyne's ""Deutsches Worterbuch"" which were conducted to illustrate the limitations (but also the possibilities) of converting an historical dictionary into electronic media.

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