Structuring a Multimedia Tri-Dialectal Dictionary

  • Nikitas N. Karanikolas
  • Eleni Galiotou
  • George J. Xydopoulos
  • Angela Ralli
  • Konstantinos Athanasakos
  • George Koronakis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8082)


This paper deals with the problem of designing and implementing a multimedia electronic dictionary of three Greek dialects in Asia Minor (Pontic, Cappadocian, Aivaliot). At first, we present the linguistic and lexicographic approach adopted, as well as the principles for designing the macro/microstructure of the dictionary. Next, we present and describe the conceptual model of the tri-dialectal dictionary. Finally, we discuss the relational schema and implementation issues. Although, in its current state, the system hosts three dialects, it is designed so as to be able to incorporate other dialectal dictionaries in the future.


Computational Dialectology Dialectal Lexicography Electronic Dictionaries Macrostructure Microstructure Canonical Forms Lemma Modern Greek Dialects Asia Minor Greek 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikitas N. Karanikolas
    • 1
  • Eleni Galiotou
    • 1
  • George J. Xydopoulos
    • 2
  • Angela Ralli
    • 2
  • Konstantinos Athanasakos
    • 1
  • George Koronakis
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of InformaticsTechnological Educational Institute of AthensAigaleoGreece
  2. 2.Dept. of PhilologyUniversity of PatrasRioGreece

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