LeXmart: A platform designed with lexicographical data in mind

Alberto Simões, Ana Salgado, Rute Costa

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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 retro-digitised 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 work continuously. 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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectronic lexicography in the 21st century
Subtitle of host publicationpost-editing lexicography. Proceedings of the eLex 2021 conference
EditorsIztok Kosem, Michal Cukr, Miloš Jakubíček, Jelena Kallas, Simon Krek, Carole Tiberius
Place of PublicationBrun
PublisherLexical Computing CZ s.r.o.
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventeLex 2021, 7th biennial conference on electronic lexicography - Brno, Czech Republic
Duration: 5 Jul 20217 Jul 2021

Publication series

ISSN (Electronic)2533-5626


ConferenceeLex 2021, 7th biennial conference on electronic lexicography
Abbreviated titleeLex 2021
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
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  • Dictionary editing system
  • E-lexicography
  • Online dictionary
  • TEI Lex-0


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