European Researchers’ Night 2019

  • Date:
  • 27.9.2019
    3 pm – 10 pm
  • Location:
  • University for Applied Arts Vienna
    Vordere Zollamtstraße 7, 1030 Vienna
    … and many other European cities!

At this years European Researchers’ Night ELEXIS gives insights into its work.

Inside the Dictionary Matrix – ELEXIS and the multilingual dictionaries of the future

The Austrian Academy of Sciences, namely ELEXIS project partner ACDH, is present at the European Researchers’ Night in Vienna on 27 September 2019, showcasing ELEXIS: the development of a multilingual, digital lexicographic infrastructure, seeking to use computational means to link up lexicographic resources like dictionaries and make them usable in entirely new ways.

The ELEXIS Dictionary Matrix is still under development, but at ERN 2019, visitors of all ages can gain insight into how it is created and at the same time try their hand at the craft of lexicography: Who can connect a word in a (more or less familiar) language with its counterparts in other languages and help to expand the (analogue) multilingual dictionary?

CC-BY 4.0. Britta Breuers

The European Researchers’ Night takes place every year at the same time in several European cities. It is a public event dedicated to bringing researchers closer to the public. They showcase the diversity of research and highlight the impact of research on our daily lives. Moreover it aims to motivate young people to embark on research careers. The events promote how researchers contribute to our society by displaying their work in an interactive and engaging forum.

From 2018-2019, 55 projects have been implemented in 371 cities across Europe and beyond. During the 2018 Night, over 1.5 million visitors attended!

Find out more about the ELEXIS Dictionary Matrix: