University lexicon group

This page is devoted to coordinating content between university lexicons and other academic word databases, and Wiktionary. Many university departments develop their own wordlists and lexicons for research purposes, or acquire wordlists from private sources.

Lexicon types edit

  • Simple wordlists
  • Dictionaries, thesauri
  • Multilingual/translation dictionaries

Specialized Reference Works edit

  • Jargon files
  • Slang collections; with extensive local usage examples

Potential universities edit

  • Johns Hopkins
  • Harvard / MIT (Linguistics departments)
  • University of Leiden
  • Brigham Young (Translation research group)

Issues and complications edit

  • License preservation
    In some cases, licenses may be compatible in only one direction.
  • Integration of different metadata formats
    Schema modifications or at least conversion scripts will generally be needed, if there is to be two-way coordination.

Technical logistics edit

Specific policies edit

Interested members edit