Lexique Pro (1rst Assignment)

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Lexique Pro (1rst Assignment)

  1. 1. Lexique Pro
  2. 2. How to install Lexique Pro <ul><li>Go to http://www.lexiquepro.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Once you are on the website, click on Downloads at the top of the page </li></ul><ul><li>Then click on Lexique Pro 3.2.3 setup (with demo db) </li></ul><ul><li>The demo will allow you to see an example of a Bambara dictionary (Mali) </li></ul><ul><li>It runs on Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP and Vista </li></ul>
  3. 3. Click on the first program
  4. 4. <ul><li>Lexique Pro was developed by SIL in Mali, West Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>Lexique Pro is a freeware dictionary viewer and editor, with hyperlinks between entries, category views, dictionary reversal, search, and export tools. </li></ul><ul><li>It is designed so that linguists can distribute their lexicon data to the wider world. </li></ul>What is Lexique Pro?
  5. 5. It aims at: <ul><li>developing the world’s lesser-known languages </li></ul><ul><li>encouraging linguists to share their data freely with others </li></ul>
  6. 6. How does it work? <ul><li>After having downloaded Lexique Pro and had a look at the demo, open the program and click on File and then on Create a new lexicon </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>You will then be asked the name of the language you want to create and its code </li></ul><ul><li>In order to find this code properly click on Find code but be careful because the names of the languages do not come in the right alphabet order </li></ul><ul><li>Once you have found it click on Ok and on Next </li></ul>
  8. 8. Language code window
  9. 9. <ul><li>Choose the language(s) you want to use for definitions and glosses and click on Next </li></ul><ul><li>Then click on a language to set its properties if you wish or click on Next </li></ul><ul><li>You will then be asked to specify whether or not you want to sort entries and choose which index tabs you want displayed. Click on Next </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>On the Language Markers page of the configuration, specify the characters that are used to identify the gloss languages in the field marker codes. (for example: e for English) </li></ul><ul><li>Look carefully at the markers and make changes if it is necessary and click on Next </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a name for your database and click on Next </li></ul><ul><li>Finally click on Create </li></ul>
  11. 11. Lexique Pro Dictionary window
  12. 12. Creating your first words <ul><li>Delet e Record name goes here and enter the head word </li></ul><ul><li>Do the same for all the fields </li></ul><ul><li>To add a new record, click on the small icon Insert new record </li></ul><ul><li>To add new field markers, click on the last small icon Insert field </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Tools if you want to configure your lexicon </li></ul>
  13. 13. Additional features <ul><li>If you wish to, you can even add one or more pictures for each dictionary record </li></ul><ul><li>Lexique Pro can also play audio files </li></ul>
  14. 14. Share your Lexicon <ul><li>Click on Tools and then on Distribute Lexicon </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the lexicon you want to share and select what the user will be allowed to do within Lexique Pro </li></ul>
  15. 15. Example of Bambara dictionary
  16. 16. For further information, have a look on: <ul><li>http://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/10125/1720/6/guerin.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.lexiquepro.com/index.htm </li></ul>

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