Computer-aided Production of Multilingual Historical Reference Works

  • Reinhard Härtel
  • Peter Lauppert
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The production of indexes attached to the editions of historical texts and — based on those editions — of multilingual historical reference works is, above all, a difficult problem of structuring data. Furthermore there are very particular requests in sorting, e. g. in sorting certain ambiguous strings in a manner which is different from the normal sorting rule. It can be that many different sorting rules must cooperate in a complex system: among many others the classifying of grammatical types of word connections or the very different relations between persons or places. Concerning the output a minimum of correct usage of (natural) language must be observed, and the same holds true of the case of translations. The problem of translation presents itself in different ways, according to the respective type of information. The program-package “Histreg” is designed for the solution of these problems and it has been completed in parts now.


Historical Text Correct Usage Semantic Coherence Sorting Rule Assignment Possibility 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reinhard Härtel
    • 1
  • Peter Lauppert
    • 1
  1. 1.Forschungsinstitut für Historische GrundwissenschaftenGrazGermany

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