Interactive Digital Version of the <Dictionary of Moravian and Silesian Anoikonyms> (Minor Place Names)
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The paper deals with the routines used by Brno linguists working on the <Dictionary of Moravian and Silesian Anoikonyms>; this publication will be not only a traditional paper dictionary, but primarily, it will have a digital version, offering innumerable possibilities to search for needed information and to depict it on maps. All the collected material (so far stored in the form of paper filing cards) is gradually being put into the digital database of a program which automatically creates a primary form of the entries (headword with certain characteristics, enumeration and sequence of the respective anoikonyms and objects). The main task of the authors is then to formulate the explicatory section of each entry (treating questions of word-formation, syntax, onomastics, etymology, dialectology and geography, for the names included). At the same time, the program offers the possibility of generating various maps (for individual entries or several connected entries, on various backgrounds – administrative districts, highways or river networks, vertical model, google map).