Papers in Computational Lexicography Complex 2005. 2005, 60-70
This paper will present a review of the digitisation process of of a major academic dictionary through the initial phase of the Project Norsk Ordbok 2014 (2002 – early 2005). The hypothesis at the start was that a thorough revision of editorial practice, linked to creating a stringent digitised dictionary writing system, would create a more reliable and consistent dictionary, with clearer procedures for processing source materials and composing entries. An efficient Dictionary writing system (DWS) application would also help train new editors and make them productive in less time than what has traditionally been assumed necessary.
Having publishing the first volume after the project started, and being well under way with the next one, it can be shown that the major goals described below on the whole have been achieved. The paper will discuss some areas in depth, look at the advantages, but also point out some possible pitfalls and some lasting difficulties.