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= Dictionaries in LexBib =
= Dictionaries in LexBib =


Initially being meant for LOD-ification of publication metadata, LexBib ontology is now being further developed, so that conceptual-lexical resources (LCR) such as dictionaries can be represented, linked to other LCR through a defined set of properties, and linked to the bibliographical items or other types of distribution that embody them.
Initially being meant for LOD-ification of publication metadata, LexBib ontology is now being further developed, so that conceptual-lexical resources (LCR) such as dictionaries can be represented, linked to other LCR through a defined set of properties, and linked to the bibliographical items or other types of distribution that embody them. [[LexMeta]] is the working title of a metadata model for lexical resources.
 
We follow the three-level entity hierarchy for the representation of artistic or creative endavour proposed in the [https://vocab.org/frbr/core FRBR ontology], widely used in libraries, which we map to the two-level hierarchy for the representation of LCR metadata proposed in [https://github.com/ld4lt/metashare/blob/dev/metashare.owl Metashare], from where we inherit the terminology, and the definitions. These hierarchy levels, expressed as classes, are the following:
 
{| class="wikitable"
! FRBR class !! Metashare class !! LexBib class !! MetaShare definition
|-
| [https://vocab.org/frbr/core#term-Work frbr:Work] ||  || [[Item:Q41|Lexicographic work]] || [An abstract notion of a creation; used to group different expressions (editions, versions) of the same work, and address statements that apply on work level.]
|-
| [https://vocab.org/frbr/core#term-Expression frbr:Expression] || [http://w3id.org/meta-share/meta-share/LexicalConceptualResource ms:LexicalConceptualResource] || [[Item:Q4|LexicalConceptualResource]] || A resource organised on the basis of lexical or conceptual entries (lexical items, terms, concepts, etc.) with their supplementary information (e.g., grammatical, semantic, statistical information, etc.)
|-
| [https://vocab.org/frbr/core#term-Manifestation frbr:Manifestation] || [http://w3id.org/meta-share/meta-share/DatasetDistribution ms:DatasetDistribution] || [[Item:Q24|LCR Distribution]] || Any form with which a dataset is distributed, such as a downloadable form in a specific format (e.g., spreadsheet, plain text, etc.) or an API with which it can be accessed
|}
The entity Schemata for LexBib LCR and LCR Distributions are aligned to those of the corresponding FRBR and Metashare classes (in other words, the LexBib class is a subclass of both). This has several implications:
* Properties that describe LCR content are attached to items of class [[Item:Q4|LexicalConceptualResource]].
* Properties that describe the LCR distribution, e.g. a physical dictionay in book form, or an electronic dictionary in a dictionary web portal or as downloadable dataset, are attached to [[Item:Q24|LCR Distribution]] items.
* [[Item:Q24|LCR Distribution]] items, when they have publication metadata as books have, are [[LexBib Zotero]] items, i.e. in LexBib wikibase, members of class [[Item:Q3|LexBib BibItem]]. This applies mainly for book publications, and distributions on CD-ROM. But also online electronic dictionaries are collected in library information systems and can have publication metadata, and can exist as [[LexBib Zotero]] items. Publication metadata properties are described in the [http://bibliontology.com/ BIBO ontology] ([http://purl.org/ontology/bibo/ RDF]), and Zotero item data fields map to BIBO.
* A dictionary with the same contents in printed form, on CD-ROM, available in a mobile app, or downloadable in different serialization formats (XML, JSON, etc.) will be represented as the same resource ([[Item:Q4|LexicalConceptualResource]]) with different distributions ([[Item:Q24|LCR Distribution]]).
* Different versions, editions, conversions, summaries, etc., of a lexicographic work will be represented as different [[Item:Q4|LexicalConceptualResource]] items, being able to describe relations between these using properties defined in Metashare.
 
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= See what's in the database =
= See what's in the database =

Revision as of 21:53, 7 December 2021

Dictionaries in LexBib

Initially being meant for LOD-ification of publication metadata, LexBib ontology is now being further developed, so that conceptual-lexical resources (LCR) such as dictionaries can be represented, linked to other LCR through a defined set of properties, and linked to the bibliographical items or other types of distribution that embody them. LexMeta is the working title of a metadata model for lexical resources.

See what's in the database

This is under construction. You can see what's there at the moment.

  • Classes and properties relevant for dictionary metadata: mappings Query.
  • A graph of test items can be viewed using this Query. You can change view mode to "table".