Proceedings of LaTeCH 2018 – The 11th SIGHUM Workshop at COLING2018
International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2018)
Santa Fe, NM
August 20-26, 2018
Date of Presentation
We describe a new project publishing a freely available online dictionary for Coptic. The dictionary encompasses comprehensive cross-referencing mechanisms, including linking entries to an online scanned edition of Crum’s Coptic Dictionary, internal cross-references and etymological information, translated searchable definitions in English, French and German, and linked corpus data which provides frequencies and corpus look-up for headwords and multiword expressions. Headwords are available for linking in external projects using a REST API. We describe the challenges in encoding our dictionary using TEI XML and implementing linking mechanisms to construct a Web interface querying frequency information, which draw on NLP tools to recognize inflected forms in context. We evaluate our dictionary’s coverage using digital corpora of Coptic available online.
Schroeder, C. T.,
A Linked Coptic Dictionary Online.
Paper presented at Proceedings of LaTeCH 2018 – The 11th SIGHUM Workshop at COLING2018 in Santa Fe, NM.