Mapping a dictionary: Using Atlas ti and XML to analyse a late XVIIth century dictionary

  • Geoffrey Williams Université de Bretagne-Sud
Keywords: Dictionary, Atlas it, TEI, CAQDAS


The problem with humanities research is that it takes time, and this is all the more true when you are dealing with old primary documents that require thorough analysis before any serious conclusions can be drawn. the advantages of creating a Text Encoding Initiative conformant dictionary are enormous as not only does the act of encoding get one close to the text and its specificities but the fully digitalised version will allow the extraction and comparison of information in an exhaustive way that working on a paper edition can never do.

This text thus describes the process of digitising in XML TEI a late seventeenth century French dictionary, principally in an attempt to understand the terminology it contains whilst carrying out on-going analysis using a CAQDAS, namely the Atlas ti system.


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How to Cite
Williams, G. (2017). Mapping a dictionary: Using Atlas ti and XML to analyse a late XVIIth century dictionary. RiCOGNIZIONI. Rivista Di Lingue E Letterature Straniere E Culture Moderne, 4(7), 161-180.