Dictionary Data and expertise in the (retro)digitisation and online publication of dictionaries
Since its foundation in 1998 the (retro)digitisation and online publication of legacy dictionaries is one of the main foci of the Trier Center for Digital Humanities.
In this way, the center has made a number of dictionaries available in the Trier dictionary network over the last 20 years, such as several Middle High German Dictionaries, the Deutsche Wörterbuch by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm (first edition, the second edition is still work in progress), the Grammatisch-Kritische Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart von Adelung, the Rheinische Wörterbuch, the Pfälzische Wörterbuch, the Wörterbuch der deutsch-lothringischen Mundarten, the Wörterbuch der elsässischen Mundarten, the Goethe Dictionary.
Currently, more than 20 dictionaries are available in the Trier Dictionary Network.
Thus, the center has a lot of experience in the entire digitisation process (full-text digitisation via double keying, semi-automatic encoding in XML according to the TEI guidelines) and in the online publication of dictionaries. Furthermore, it is used in teaching, training, and introducing the theory and practice of converting printed dictionaries into electronic form, lexical data modeling and dictionary encoding according to the TEI.