Research Partnerships - e-lexicography

Collaborative research on aspects of e-lexicography

 

Prof Theo Bothma, of the Department of Information Science, at the University of Pretoria has been in collaborative research on aspects of e-lexicography over many years with the following researchers who are internationally well-renowned and respected in their fields of study.

Prof Theo Bothma

Prof Rufus Gouws

Prof Danie Prinsloo

Prof Ulrich Heid

Prof Henning Bergenholtz

Prof Sven Tarp

Collaborative research

Professor Bothma’s research in the interdisciplinary field of e-lexicography and information Science began in 2010, when he was invited by Professor Henning Bergenholtz from Aarhus University in Denmark to spend three months as visiting professor at the Centre for Lexicography at Aarhus University. During his visit, he was involved in collaborative research with colleagues at Aarhus, including Professor Sven Tarp. He also presented two three-hour workshops to doctoral students, and prepared a paper for a lexicography conference in Valladolid, Spain. In 2011, he was invited by Professor Ulrich Heid from the University of Hildesheim in Germany to be one of the principal investigators in the SeLA project, Scientific e-Lexicography for Africa, funded by the DAAD (2011-2015). Together with Professor Tarp, he was invited by Professor Pedro Fuertes-Olivera of the University of Valladolid in Spain to spend two weeks in 2013 doing research on the structure of the Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce, published in four editions between 1751 and 1774, in the university library. Professor Rufus Gouws (Stellenbosch) is a long-time research collaborator of Professors Bergenholtz and Tarp, as well as a member of the SeLA research initiative; Prof Danie Prinsloo (UP) is similarly a long-time research collaborator of Professor Heid, and also a member of the SeLA research initiative. The collaboration led, in addition, directly to the Master’s thesis of Dr Liezl Ball (on the evaluation of a prototype Afrikaans dictionary of fixed expressions), and a number of articles and conference presentations with Professor Bothma, based on this research. Professor Bothma’s collaborative research with these international and local research collaborators during the past eleven years resulted in 18 peer-reviewed research articles, two book chapters, and five published conference papers, as well as 21 unpublished conference presentations and two invited keynote papers at international conferences. The collaboration is ongoing.

Articles

Bergenholtz, H and Bothma, TJD. 2011. Needs adapted data presentation in e-information tools. Lexikos 21: 53-77.

Heid, U, Prinsloo, DJ and Bothma, TJD. 2012. Dictionary and corpus data in a common portal: state of the art and requirements for the future. Lexicographica 28: 269-291.

Bothma, TJD & Tarp, S. 2012. Lexicography and the relevance criterion. Lexikos 22: 86-108. [Online] Available http://lexikos.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/1009/526.

Prinsloo, DJ, Heid, U, Bothma, TJD & Faaß, G. 2012. Interactive, dynamic electronic dictionaries for text production. Lexikos 22: 290-320. [Online] Available http://lexikos.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/1009/526.

Bothma, TJD & Bergenholtz, H. 2013. “Information needs changing over time”: a critical discussion. SAJLIS 79(1): 22-34. [Online] Available http://sajlis.journals.ac.za/ pub/article/
view/112.

Bothma, TJD & Prinsloo, DJ. 2013. Automated dictionary consultation for text reception: a critical evaluation of lexicographic guidance in linked Kindle e-dictionaries. Lexicographica 29: 165-198.

Tarp, S. & Bothma, TJD. 2013. An alternative approach to enlightenment age lexicography: The Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce. Lexicographica 29: 222-284.

Bothma, TJD & Tarp, S. 2014. Why relevance theory is relevant for lexicographers. Lexicographica 30: 350-378.

Bothma, TJD. 2015. Reflexiones sobre la interrelación entre lexicografía y ciencia de la información: una perspectiva personal (“Reflections on the interrelationship between lexicography and information science: a personal perspective”). Estudios de Lexicografía (ELex) 4: 21-30.

Bergenholtz, H, Bothma, TJD & Gouws, RH. 2015. Phases and steps in the access to data in information tools. Lexikos 25: 1-30.

Ball, LH and Bothma, TJD. 2017. A usability evaluation of the prototype Afrikaanse idiome-woordeboek. Lexikos 27: 78-106.

Prinsloo, DJ, Bothma, TJD, Heid, U, Prinsloo, DJ. 2017. Direct user guidance in e-dictionaries for text production and text reception - the verbal relative in Sepedi as a case study. Lexikos 27: 403-426.

Bothma, TJD, Prinsloo, DJ and Heid, U. 2018 (2017). A taxonomy of user guidance devices for e-lexicography. Lexicographica 33:391-422.

Ball, L and Bothma, TJD. 2018. Establishing evaluation criteria for e-dictionaries. Library Hi Tech 36/1: 152-166.

Ball, L and Bothma, TJD. 2018. Heuristic evaluation of e-dictionaries. Library Hi Tech 36/2: 319-338.

Prinsloo, DJ and Bothma, TJD. 2020. A copulative decision tree as a writing tool for Sepedi. South African Journal of African Languages 40(1): 85-97. https://doi.org/10.1080/02572117.2020.1733834.

Bothma, TJD and Gouws, RH. 2020. e-Dictionaries in a network of information tools in the e-environment. Lexikos 30: 29-56. https://doi.org/10.5788/30-1-1588.

Bothma, TJD and Gouws, RH. 2022. Information needs and contextualization in the consultation process of dictionaries that are linked to e-texts. Lexikos 32(2): 53-81.

The interrelationship between research on e-lexicography and information behaviour is examined in two articles in collaboration with Prof Ina Fourie:

Bothma, TJD and Fourie, I. 2024. Enhancing conceptualisations of information behaviour contexts through insights from research on e-dictionaries and e-lexicography.
Information Research an international electronic journal 29 (2): 179-197.

Bothma, TJD and Fourie, I. 2024. Contextualised dictionary literacy, information literacy, and information behaviour in the e-environment. Library Management (early cite). https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/LM-08-2023-0082.

Book chapters

Bothma, TJD. 2011. Filtering and adapting data and information in the online environment in response to user needs. In: Fuertes-Olivera, PA and Bergenholtz, H. (Eds.) 2011. e- Lexicography: The Internet, Digital Initiatives and Lexicography. London & New York: Continuum. Pp. 71-102. Republished in paperback in 2013 by Bloomsbury Publishing (ISBN 9780567194374).

Bothma, TJD. 2018. Lexicography and Information Science. P.A. Fuertes-Olivera (Ed.) Routledge Handbook of Lexicography. London & New York: Routledge. ISBN hardcover 978-1-138-94160-1; e-book 978-1-315-10494-2. (Published 2 October 2017.)

Published international conference papers

Bergenholtz, H, Bothma, TJD and Gouws, RH. 2011. A model for integrated dictionaries of fixed expressions. In Kosem, I and Kosem, K. 2011. Electronic Lexicography in the 21st Century. New Applications for New Users. Proceedings of eLex 2011. Bled, 10-12 November 2011. Bled: Trojína. Pp. 34-42.

Prinsloo, DJ, Heid, U, Bothma, TJD & Faaß, G. 2011. Interactive, dynamic electronic dictionaries for text production. In Kosem, I and Kosem, K. 2011. Electronic Lexicography in the 21st Century. New Applications for New Users. Proceedings of eLex 2011. Bled, 10-12 November 2011. Bled: Trojína. Pp. 215-220. [Online]. Available http://www.trojina.si/elex2011/elex2011_proceedings.pdf.

Prinsloo, DJ, Bothma, TJD & Heid, U. 2014. User support in e-dictionaries for complex grammatical structures in the Bantu languages. Abel, A, Vettori, C & Ralli, N (eds.). 2014. Proceedings of the XVI EURALEX International Congress: The User in Focus. 15-19 July 2014. Bolzano/Bozen: EURAC Research [Online] Available http://www.euralex.org/elx_proceedings/Euralex2014/euralex_2014_062_p_819.pdf.

Bothma, TJD, Gouws, RH & Prinsloo, DJ. 2016. The role of e-lexicography in the confirmation of lexicography as an independent and multidisciplinary field. Proceedings of Euralex 2016, Tbilisi, Georgia, 6-10 September 2016. [Online] Available http://euralex.org/wp-content/themes/euralex/proceedings/Euralex%202016/euralex_2016_008_p109.pdf (and http://euralex2016.tsu.ge/publication2016.pdf, pp. 109-116).

Ball, L & Bothma, TJD. 2017. The importance of usability evaluation when developing digital tools for a library – a case study. Proceedings of BOBCATSSS 2017, Tampere, Finland, 25-27 January 2017, pp. 137 – 142. [Online] Available http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-03-0524-6 (http://tampub.uta.fi/bitstream/handle/10024/101894/improving_quality_of_life_through_information_2017.pdf).

Invited keynote papers at international conferences

Bothma, TJD. 2014. Innovation in e-lexicography. Keynote paper at Afrilex 2014, Potchefstroom, 1-3 July 2014.

Bothma, TJD. 2015. Reflections on the role of corpora and big data in e-lexicography in relation to end user information needs. Invited keynote at the 7th International Conference on Corpus Linguistics, CILC 2015, Valladolid, Spain, 5-7 March 2015.

Unpublished international conference presentations

Bothma, TJD. 2010. Filtering and adapting data and information in the online environment in response to user needs. International symposium on e-Lexicography: The Construction of Internet Dictionaries, Valladolid, Spain, 14 – 16 June 2010.

Bothma, TJD and Bergenholtz, H. 2011. Needs adapted data presentation in e-information tools. 16th International Afrilex Conference, Windhoek, 5 – 7 July 2011.

Bergenholtz, H & Bothma, TJD. 2012. Access to data in lexicographic tools from the perspectives of lexicographic and information seeking concepts. Afrilex 2012, 3-5 July 2012. Pretoria.

Bothma, TJD & Tarp, S. 2012. Lexicography and the relevance criterion. Afrilex 2012, 3-5 July 2012. Pretoria.

Bothma, TJD, Bergenholtz, H & Gouws, RH. 2012. Filtering, searching and navigation for fixed expressions. Europhras 2012, 27 – 31 August 2012, Maribor, Slovenia.

Bothma, TJD, Heid, U & Prinsloo, DJ 2013. Implementing decision support for text production in e-dictionaries. eLex 2013, Tallinn, 17-19 October 2013.

Prinsloo, DJ, Heid, U & Bothma, TJD. 2013. Linking e-dictionaries to advanced processed corpus data. eLex 2013, Tallinn, 17-19 October 2013.

Bothma, TJD & Gouws, RH. 2013. Mapping indicators in print dictionaries to structural descriptions in e-dictionaries. eLex 2013, Tallinn, 17-19 October 2013.

Prinsloo, DJ, Taljard, E, Bothma, TJD & Heid, U. 2013. Interactive decision trees for teaching and learning of Northern Sotho colour terms. Human Language Technology for Language Learning (HLT4LL), Stellenbosch, 11-12 November 2013.

Bergenholtz, H. & Bothma, TJD. 2013. Access to data in information tools. Symposium on Dictionaries of Economics in the 21st Century, Aarhus University, Denmark, 13-15 November 2013.

Bothma, TJD and Prinsloo, DJ. 2014. A critical evaluation of lexicographic guidance in linked Kindle e-dictionaries. Afrilex 2014, Potchefstroom, 1-3 July 2014.

Heid, U, Bothma, TJD, Prinsloo, DJ. 2015. Hidden e-dictionaries as part of language-related user guidance tools. Poster paper. eLex 2015, Herstmonceux Castle,Sussex, UK, 11-13 August 2015.

Bothma, TJD & Gouws, RH. 2015. Information Science, Metalexicography and a prototype dictionary of multiword expressions. Conference on Electronic Dictionaries as Information Tools, Hildesheim, Germany, 7-8 October 2015.

Bothma, TJD. 2015. Collaboration for innovation in e-Lexicography. Conference on Electronic Dictionaries as Information Tools, Hildesheim, Germany, 7-8 October 2015.

Prinsloo, DJ, Bothma, TJD & Heid, U. 2015. User guidance devices for e-lexicography. Conference on Electronic Dictionaries as Information Tools, Hildesheim, Germany, 7-8 October 2015.

Ball, L. and Bothma, TJD. 2017. A usability evaluation of the Afrikaanse idiome-woordeboek. Afrilex 2017, 26-28 June 2017, Grahamstown, South Africa.

Bothma, TJD and Ball, L. 2017. Evaluating advanced search and display options for e-dictionaries. eLex 2017, Leiden, Netherlands, 19-21 September 2017.

Prinsloo, D.J. and Bothma, T.J.D. 2019. Designing a copulative decision tree as a writing assistant for text production in Sepedi. 21st BIENNIAL ALASA International Conference. Bloemfontein, South Africa, 8-10 July 2019.

Bothma, T.J.D. and Gouws, R.H. 2019. Smart e-dictionaries on the continuum of information tools in the e-environment. eLex 2019, Sintra, Portugal, 1-3 October 2019.

Bothma, T.J.D. and Prinsloo, D.J. 2019. An overview of user support systems in electronic dictionaries. Invited paper for presentation at a workshop entitled Computational Linguistics Providing Paths to Transdisciplinary Research. University of Hildesheim, Hildesheim, Germany, 17 October 2019.

Bothma, TJD and Gouws, RH. 2021. Information needs and contextualization in the dictionary consultation process. Euralex XIX, virtual conference, Alexandroupolis, Greece, 7 – 9 September 2021.

Bothma, TJD and Gouws, RH. 2022. Information needs and contextualization in the dictionary consultation process. Presentation at symposium of Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan City, China, via Zoom, two-hour presentation, 11 October 2022.

Bothma, TJD and Prinsloo, DJ. 2023. Invisible lexicography in Sepedi writing systems. eLex 2023, Brno, Czech Republic, 27-29 June 2023.

Bothma, TJD. 2024. E-dictionary consultation, contextualisation and generative AI. StellenLex Symposium 2024, Stellenbosch, 24 January 2024.

Gouws, RH & Bothma, TJD 2024. Information retrieval structures in online lexicography. Paper accepted for presentation at Afrilex 2024, Pretoria, 1-4 July 2024.

Bothma, TJD. 2024. Contextualisation in dictionary consultation and Generative Artificial Intelligence – a reader’s perspective. Paper accepted for presentation at Afrilex 2024, Pretoria, 1-4 July 2024.

Gouws, RH & Bothma, TJD. Information retrieval structures in online lexicography. Invited paper accepted for The 9th International Symposium on Pedagogical Lexicography and L2 Teaching and Learning, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China, 25-27 October 2024.

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