3-7 Dec 2018 Berlin (Germany)


The Lexical Data Masterclass aims at bringing together 20 advanced trainees together with experts to share experiences, methods and techniques for the creation, management and use of digital lexical data.

Co-organized by DARIAH, the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (BBAW), Inria and the Belgrade Center for Digital Humanities with the support of CLARIN and the European Lexicographic Infrastructure (ELEXIS), the Lexical Data Masterclass will take place in Berlin at the BBAW from 3 to 7 December 2018.

This masterclass is part of a joint French-German program supported by the BMBF and MESRI (French Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation).

The masterclass will cover a wide range of topics ranging from general models for lexical content and TEI-based representation of lexical data to managing digital lexica as online resources and working efficiently with XML editors. The participants will have a chance to attend different sessions, consult with experts on their own dictionary projects and get to know and test TEI Lex-0, a newly proposed baseline encoding for lexicographic data.

The main goals of the master class are to:

  • organize a series of hands-on workshops on modeling, managing and disseminating lexical data using standards-compliant tools and methods

  • give a community of diverse users (advanced PhD students, early stage or established scholars, lexicographers) a chance to work directly with experts in the field

  • introduce and test TEI Lex-0 as a baseline encoding for dictionaries

  • produce a wealth of documentation and training materials that can be shared with wider audiences, identifying particular challenges and proposing solutions modeling and enriching lexical resources

Potential applicants should submit a short proposal presenting their background and interest in the field together with a description of a concrete project involving lexical data that they would like to pursue during the master class.

Participation is free of charge. Travel costs and accommodation will be covered for all participants up to a maximum of 600€.

Application deadline: 26th October 2018

Notification of acceptance: 5th November 2018

Organizing committee

Alexander Geyken, BBAW and CLARIN-D

Laurent Romary, Inria - team ALMAnaCH

Toma Tasovac, BCDH and DARIAH-EU

Online user: 1