COST ENeL WG2 meeting
Budapest, Hungary, 24-25 February 2017


24 February 2017 (14.00 – 18.00)Overview of retro-digitized dictionaries and best-practice guidelines for encoding legacy dictionaries
14.00-14.15Vera Hildenbrandt and Toma Tasovac: Welcome and Introduction to the Working Group Meeting
14.15-15.00Ursula Schultze: Report on the overview and typology of retro-digitzed dictionaries
15.00-15.30Report regarding best-practice guidelines for encoding legacy dictionaries
15.30-16.00 coffee break
16.00-18.00 Hands-on session regarding best-practice guidelines for encoding legacy dictionaries
25 February 2017 (9.00 – 13.00)Dictionary enrichment for legacy dictionaries
9.00-9.30 Milena Hebal-Jezierska (University of Warsaw): Overview of the digitized Czech dictionary (PSJC)
9.30-10.00Joanna Bilińska (University of Warsaw): Linde’s dictionary of Polish – new retro-digitisation and electronic word index
10.00-10.30Marius Clim (Romanian Academy of Iasi): A Romanian project for dictionary enrichment
10.30-11.00 coffee break
11.00-11.30Jack T. Bowers (Austrian Academy of Sciences): TEI conversion of bavarian dialect lexical resources: insights, observations and challenges
11.30-12.00 Geoffrey Williams (Université Grenoble Alpes): Exploring diachronic data across European dictionaries: ‘Hill’ as case study
12.00-12.30Geoffrey Williams (Université Grenoble Alpes) & Ioana Galleron (Université de Bretagne-Sud): Expliciting and linking to sources in Basnage de Beauval’s second edition of the Dictionnaire Universel
12.30-13.00Summary/Final discussion

We are hereby announcing a call for contributions to the session on dictionary enrichment.

We would like to call on you to submit 300-word abstracts for 20-minute presentations of by January 13th 2016 on any topic related to the methods and tools used to refine, enhance and improve raw dictionary data with the goal of providing added value to digitized legacy dictionaries in terms of accuracy, consistency and completeness of the information they contain.

Whether we speak about correcting typographic mistakes in dictionary sources, establishing unambiguous bibliographic references to dictionary quotations or geolocating place names, for instance, we are especially interested in papers that will contribute to a broader discussion about:

  • typologies of dictionary enrichment methods;
  • examples and best practices of dictionary enrichment methods; and
  • quality assurance of enrichment methods.


Length: 300 words (not counting references),
Format: MS Word, ODF, or PDF
Deadline: 13 January, 2016
Submission: by e-mail to both hildenbr@uni-trier.de and ttasovac@humanistika.org, with the subject line: “COST-WG2 Paper Submission Budapest 2017”
Notification of acceptance: January 16, 2017
Place and date of the meeting: Budapest, February 24-25, 2017
Accepted papers qualify for reimbursement. In addition, ENeL members are welcome to attend using alternative funds.