TEI Dictionaries/DictionaryProposal

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Summary

The current SWORD lexicon model allows for only flat dictionaries, which is ideally suited to Strongs but not to more recent lexica. A new model needs to take into account page numbers, non-alphabetic sorting, and hierarchical entries. Ideally it would also allow for browsing a dictionary more like a book.

Problems with the Current Model

Proposed Features of a New Model

Example TEI File

Note the following features in this snippet of the first few entries in BDB (without entry text):

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<TEI xmlns="http://www.crosswire.org/2008/TEIOSIS/namespace" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.crosswire.org/2008/TEIOSIS/namespace http://www.crosswire.org/OSIS/teiP5osis.1.4.xsd">
<text>
<body>
  <pb n="1"/>
  <div1><head>א</head>
    <superEntry id="א" trans="a" />
    <entry id="אב" trans="ab">v. <ref target="BDB:"II_אבה">II אבה</ref></entry>
    <superEntry id="אבב" trans="abb">
      <entry id="אב" trans="ab" strong="H3"/>
      <entry id="אביב" trans="abib" strong="H24"/>
    </superEntry>
    <superEntry id="אבד" trans="abd" strong="H6">
  <pb n="2"/>
      <entry id="אבד" trans="abd" strong="H8"/>
      <entry id="אבדה" trans="abdh" strong="H9"/>
      <entry id="אבדון" trans="abdwn" strong="H10"/>
    </superEntry>
  </div1>
</body>
</text>
</TEI>
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