The attitude of dictionary users towards automatically extracted collocation data: A user study

  • Eva Pori University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Slovenia
  • Jaka Čibej University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Slovenia
  • Iztok Kosem University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Slovenia; Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Špela Arhar Holdt University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Slovenia
Keywords: collocations dictionary, responsive dictionary, user evaluation, attitude towards errors, dictionary interface

Abstract

The paper is based on a survey conducted within the framework of the basic research project Collocations as a Basis for Language Description: Semantic and Temporal Perspectives (KOLOS; J6-8255). It presents a qualitative analysis of a user evaluation of the interface of the Collocations Dictionary of Modern Slovene (CDS). It discusses an alternative perspective—the user's point of view—on problematic aspects of individual dictionary features, which require further lexicographic analysis and discussion. The collocations user study presents a model of the process of user evaluation; its findings are significant primarily for determining problems encountered by users. They also serve as a useful basis for methodology improvements in future, comparable lexicographic user studies and analyses.

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Published
2020-08-10
Supporting Agencies
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Language Resources and Technologies, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Science, Slovenian Research Agency
How to Cite
PoriE., ČibejJ., KosemI., & Arhar Holdt Špela. (2020). The attitude of dictionary users towards automatically extracted collocation data: A user study. Slovenščina 2.0: Empirical, Applied and Interdisciplinary Research, 8(2), 168-201. https://doi.org/10.4312/slo2.0.2020.2.168-201