LeXmart: A platform designed with lexicographical data in mind

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


LeXmart is an open-source web platform used to support the lexicographer’s work through editing, control, validation, management, and publication of lexical resources. This tool was specifically developed to facilitate the compilation of general monolingual dictionaries in which data is encoded according to the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) schema (Chapter 9). Here, we will describe the challenges of adapting LeXmart to deal with TEI Lex-0 and distinct types of lexical resources, namely Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa (DLP) and Vocabulário Ortográfico da Língua Portuguesa, lexicographic works from Academia das Ciências Lisboa, and Dicionário Aberto, the retrodigitised version of the Cândido de Figueiredo dictionary. This article describes the steps taken to update the LeXmart platform to deal with the TEI Lex-0 schema and describe the challenges on properly encoding these three projects while allowing the lexicographical team to continuously work. This work builds on automatic operations performed on top of the original resources. It also includes the changes made to the editor to make it capable of dealing with the encoding updates and the new types of resources.
Period6 Jul 2021
Event titleeLex 2021, 7th biennial conference on electronic lexicography
Event typeConference
LocationBrno, Czech RepublicShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Dictionary editing system
  • e-lexicography
  • online dictionary
  • TEI Lex-0