• Dictionnaire Vivant de la Langue Francaise (DVLF): Expanding the French Dictionary

    Project Director(s):
    Robert Morrissey
    Author(s):
    Robert Morrissey
    Date:
    2011
    Group(s):
    Data Rescue
    Subject(s):
    French language
    Item Type:
    White paper
    Institution:
    University of Chicago
    Tag(s):
    NEH White papers, Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants, NEH Digital Humanities
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6FH23
    Abstract:
    French dictionaries have been notoriously top-down in their conception and realization; even today they remain the province of a small number of academic and commercial specialists. The goal of the DVLF project is to transform this model through an experimental, interactive, and community-based approach to French lexicography. ARTFL will develop new computational methods to mine the vast digital corpora and abundant social intelligence available online. This development will enable broad public access to an unparalleled set of linguistic tools and resources, both synchronic and diachronic, with the potential to change user interaction with dictionaries significantly and lead to better descriptions of emergent word use. The DVLF will be a dynamic lexicographic search engine both informed by, and in contrast to, extant static reference works; it will offer a more responsive and inclusive vision of how language changes without forgoing the strengths of traditional dictionary compilation.
    Notes:
    Development and testing of an interactive site for an online dictionary of French that engages users in creation of the dictionary's output.
    Metadata:
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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