Connecting Data for Digital Libraries: The Library, the Dictionary and the Corpus

  • Maciej OgrodniczukEmail author
  • Włodzimierz Gruszczyński
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11853)


The paper presents two experiments related to enhancing the content of a digital library with data from external repositories. The concept involves three related resources: a digital library of Middle Polish prints where items are stored in image form, the same items in textual form in a linguistically annotated corpus, and a dictionary of Middle Polish. The first experiment demonstrates how the results of automated OCR obtained with open source tools can be replaced with transcribed content from the corpus, enabling the user to search within individual prints. The second experiment links the print content with the electronic dictionary, filtering relevant entries with the dictionary of modern Polish to eliminate redundant results. Interconnecting all relevant resources in a digital library-centered platform creates new possibilities both for researchers involved in development of these resources as well as for scholars studying the Polish language of the 17th and 18th centuries.


Digital library Linguistic corpus Electronic dictionary Middle Polish 



The authors would like to thank Grzegorz Kulesza for his diligent proofreading of this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Computer SciencePolish Academy of SciencesWarszawaPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Polish LanguagePolish Academy of SciencesKrakówPoland

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