Working group 2 intends to set up guidelines and standards for turning paper dictionaries into digital format. Work will be carried out on:

  • standards for encoding of information and the description of relevant information categories for print dictionaries
  • software for the conversion of physical lay-out information to logical information
  • the investigation of relevant information categories to be added to the dictionary in order to make the dictionary content more readily accessible and interoperable
  • the development of a workplan for digitisation, including parameters necessary for estimating costs
  • the investigation of the possible use of dictionary content for computational linguistic applications
  • organising a training school on standard tools and methods for retro-digitising dictionaries in 2015.