The ELEXIS Curriculum
The ELEXIS Curriculum is an integrated set of training materials which contextualizes ELEXIS tools and services inside a broader, systematic pedagogic narrative. This means that the goal of the ELEXIS Curriculum is not simply to inform users about the functionalities of particular tools and services developed within the project, but to show how such tools and services are a) embedded in both lexicographic theory and practice; and b) representative of and contributing to the development of digital skills among lexicographers.
Introduction to Dictionaries
The goal of this course is to introduce a brief history of dictionaries as tools for the organization of knowledge about words and their meanings, and to analyze different ways of understanding and classifying the dictionary genre.
Introduction to Dictionary Users
The goal of this course is to introduce students to the important role played by dictionary usage research when developing and implementing new dictionaries.
Introduction to Corpus-Based Lexicographic Practice
This course will explore the notion of lexicographic evidence and the limitation of subjective views on language by tracing the changes in lexicographic practice from the extensive use of manually selected citations to the employment of large language corpora.
Capturing, Modeling and Transforming Lexical Data: An Introduction
This course will introduce the theories, practices, and methods of digitizing legacy dictionaries for research, preservation and online distribution by focusing on the process of converting paper-based dictionaries to electronic format through image capture, text capture, data modeling and data enrichment.
LEX2: Mastering ELEXIS Corpus Tools for Lexicographic Purposes
The course will introduce corpus tools available in ELEXIS and describe various ways in which they can be exploited in lexicographic research and for compiling dictionaries.
Lexonomy: Mastering the ELEXIS Dictionary Writing System
The course will explore how software tools for dictionary production (so-called dictionary writing systems, or DWS) can be used to streamline and facilitate the structural coherence and quality assurance in a dictionary project by focusing on Lexonomy, a dictionary-writing system developed as part of ELEXIS.
Automating the Process of Dictionary Creation
Building upon the material covered in LEX2: Mastering ELEXIS Corpus Tools for Lexicographic Purposes and Lexonomy: Mastering the ELEXIS Dictionary Writing System, this course will focus specifically on the changes in dictionary production after 2000 and the increasing importance of automation and post-editing in lexicography.
CLARIN Tools and Resources for Lexicographic Work
This course will present an overview of resources available from CLARIN that may be useful for the lexicographer; we refer to lexical datasets but also to textual resources such as corpora, as well as tools.
Standards for Representing Lexicographic Data: An Overview
This course focuses on the importance of standards to facilitate the cooperation among lexicographers in a multilingual and multicultural context.
Modeling Dictionaries in TEI Lex-0
The course will focus on modeling dictionaries using TEI Lex-0, a subset of the community standard TEI (Text Encoding Initiative).
Modeling Dictionaries in OntoLex-Lemon
This course describes the OntoLex-Lemon model, a recent standard for the representation of lexical information on the Web as linked data.
LEX3: Transforming Legacy Dictionaries using Elexifier
This course introduces Elexifier, a cloud-based dictionary service for the conversion of legacy XML and PDF dictionaries into a shared data format based on the ELEXIS Data Model.
LEX3: Publishing Legacy Dictionaries with Publex
This course introduces the legacy dictionary viewer Publex, a generic, modular dictionary publication tool for retrodigitized dictionaries.
Lexicography in the Age of Open Data
This course explores the principles of open access, open data, FAIR principles and open science as they apply to lexicography including the specific challenges posed by intellectual property rights and copyright issues in the context of lexicographic work.
Mastering LEX1: The Dictionary Matrix
This course will introduce the concept and the ELEXIS implementation of the dictionary matrix, a universal repository of linked senses, and other types of lexical information found in existing lexicographic resources.
Mastering oXygen XML Editor for Dictionary Nerds
This course will help users learn how to use oXygen XML, a versatile, professional-grade XML editor to edit, validate, query and transform lexicographic data.
Extracting Lexical Data: XPath for Dictionary Nerds
XPath (XML Path Language) is a standard query language for selecting nodes from XML documents. In this step-by-step tutorial, you will learn how to write XPath expressions in order to navigate around our XML-encoded dictionaries and select only those bits of data that you are interested in.
Transforming Lexical Data: XSLT for Dictionary Nerds
The course builds upon Extracting Lexical Data: XPath for Dictionary Nerds and introduces the basics of XSL Transformations (XSLT), a standard language for transforming XML documents.
ELEXIS Pathfinder to Computational Lexicography for Developers and Computational Linguists
This learning resource provides software developers and computational linguists with an overview of the typical computational processing tasks and software tools in the lexicographic workflow. The resource introduces the most widely used custom developed tools for corpus-based lexicography as well as their functionality.