A Visual Dictionary for an Extinct Language

Williams, Kyle and Manilal, Sanvir and Molwantoa, Lebogang and Suleman, Hussein (2010) A Visual Dictionary for an Extinct Language, Proceedings of The International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL) 2010, 21-25 June 2010, Gold Coast, Australia, Springer.

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Abstract. Cultural heritage artefacts are often digitised in order to allow for them to be easily accessed by researchers and scholars. In the case of the Bleek and Lloyd dictionary of the |xam Bushman language, 14000 pages were digitised. These pages could not be transcribed, however, because the language and script are both extinct. A custom digital library system was therefore created to manage and provide access to this collection as a purely “visual dictionary”. Results from user testing showed that users found the system to be interesting, simple, efficient and informative.

Item Type: Conference paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digital preservation, repository, dictionary, Web interfaces
Subjects: Information systems > Information retrieval
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2010
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:34
URI: http://pubs.cs.uct.ac.za/id/eprint/611

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