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n Lexikos - Devices for information presentation in electronic dictionaries

Volume 22, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1684-4904
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Abstract

Electronic dictionaries should support dictionary users by giving them guidance in text production and text reception, alongside a user-definable offer of lexicographic data for cognitive purposes. In this article, we sketch the principles of an interactive and dynamic electronic dictionary aimed at text production and text reception guiding users in innovative ways, especially with respect to difficult, complicated or confusing issues. The lexicographer has to do a very careful analysis of the nature of the possible problems to suggest an optimal solution for a specific problem. We are of the opinion that there are numerous complex situations where users need more detailed support than currently available in e-dictionaries, enabling them to make valid and correct choices. For highly complex situations, we suggest guidance through a decision tree-like device. We assume that the solutions proposed here are not specific to one language only but can, after careful analysis, be applied to e-dictionaries in different languages across the world.


Elektroniese woordeboeke behoort woordeboekgebruikers te ondersteun deur hulle te lei ten opsigte van teksproduksie en teksresepsie volgens 'n gebruikergedefinieerde aanbod van leksikografiese data vir kognitiewe doeleindes. In hierdie artikel skets ons die beginsels waarop 'n interaktiewe en dinamiese elektroniese woordeboek berus, gemik op teksproduksie en teksresepsie wat die gebruikers op innoverende wyse lei, veral ten opsigte van moeilike, gekompliseerde of verwarrende aspekte. Die leksikograaf is genoodsaak om 'n noukeurige analise te doen van die aard van moontlike probleme ten einde 'n optimale oplossing aan te bied vir 'n spesifieke probleem. Ons is van mening dat daar verskeie komplekse gevalle bestaan waar gebruikers meer gedetailleerde ondersteuning benodig as wat tans in e-woordeboeke beskikbaar is ten einde korrekte keuses te kan maak. Vir hoogs problematiese situasies stel ons leiding deur middel van 'n keuseboom-tipe instrument voor. Ons veronderstel dat die oplossings wat hier voorgestel word nie tot 'n enkele taal beperk is nie, maar na versigtige analise op verkillende tale van die wêreld toegepas kan word.

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2016-12-09

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