n Lexikos - New insights in the design and compilation of digital bilingual lexicographical products : the case of the Diccionarios Valladolid-UVa

Volume 28 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1684-4904
  • E-ISSN: 2224-0039



This contribution deals with a new digital English–Spanish–English lexicographical project that started as an assignment from the Danish high-tech company Ordbogen A/S which signed a contract with the University of Valladolid (Spain) for designing and compiling a digital lexicographical product that is economically and commercially feasible and can be used for various purposes in connection with its expansion into new markets and the launching of new tools and services which make use of lexicographical data. The article presents the philosophy underpinning the project, highlights some of the innovations introduced, e.g. the use of logfiles for compiling the initial lemma list and the order of compilation, and illustrates a compilation methodology which starts by assuming the relevance of new concepts, i.e. object and auxiliary languages instead of target and source languages. The contribution also defends the premise that the future of e-lexicography basically rests on a close cooperation between research centers and high-tech companies which assures the adequate use of disruptive technologies and innovations.

Opsomming: Nuwe insig in die ontwerp en samestelling van digitale tweeta-lige leksikografiese produkte: Die geval van die Diccionarios Valladolid-UVa. 
In hierdie bydrae word aandag geskenk aan 'n nuwe digitale Engels–Spaans–Engelse leksikografiese projek wat begin is in opdrag van die Deense hoëtegnologiemaatskappy Ordbogen A/S. 'n Ooreenkoms is gesluit met die Universiteit van Vallodolid (Spanje) vir die ontwerp en vervaardiging van 'n digitale leksikografiese produk wat ekonomies en kommersieel uitvoerbaar is en wat gebruik kan word vir verskillende doeleindes wat verband hou met die uitbreiding daarvan na nuwe markte en die bekendstelling van nuwe hulpmiddels en dienste wat leksikografiese data benut. Die artikel bespreek die filosofie onderliggend aan die projek, belig sommige van die vernu-wende elemente wat bekendgestel is, soos die gebruik van log-lêers vir die samestelling van die aanvanklike lemmalys en die volgorde van die samestelling. Die samestellingsmetodologie wat begin by die aanname dat vernuwende konsepte toepaslik is, word ook geïllustreer, d.w.s. primêre en sekondêre tale in plaas van doel- en brontale. In hierdie bydrae word die aaname dat die toekoms van e-leksikografie fundamenteel berus op die noue samewerking tussen navorsingssen-trums en hoëtegnologiemaatskappye wat die voldoende gebruik van ontwrigtende tegnologieë en vernuwende elemente verseker, verdedig.

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