Establishing evaluation criteria for e-dictionaries

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dc.contributor.author Ball, L.H. (Liezl Hilde)
dc.contributor.author Bothma, T.J.D. (Theodorus Jan Daniel)
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-18T08:36:38Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-18T08:36:38Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.description.abstract PURPOSE : The purpose of this paper is to identify criteria according to which e-dictionaries can be evaluated. Information technology can be used to enhance e-dictionaries, but if not done carefully, information tools that completely overwhelm a user with irrelevant information can be developed. Criteria are necessary according to which e-dictionaries can be developed and evaluated to ensure tools that only provide relevant information on demand. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH : A literature review was conducted to identify trends in lexicography and modern information technology. Previous usability studies were considered to identify key usability issues. The information was synthesised to identify a set of criteria. FINDINGS : It was found the e-dictionaries should be evaluated according to their content, information architecture, navigation, access (searching and browsing), help, customisation and use of other innovative technologies. ORIGINALITY/VALUE : A comprehensive set of criteria has been identified that can be used to evaluate e-dictionaries and to guide lexicographers in the development of e-dictionaries. en_ZA
dc.description.department Information Science en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hj2018 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Liezl H. Ball, Theo J.D. Bothma, (2018) "Establishing evaluation criteria for e-dictionaries", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 36 Issue: 1, pp.152-166, https://doi.org/10.1108/LHT-02-2017-0031. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0741-9058 (print)
dc.identifier.other 10.1108/LHT-02-2017-0031
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/64968
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Emerald en_ZA
dc.rights © Emerald Publishing Limited 2018 en_ZA
dc.subject Evaluation criteria en_ZA
dc.subject Heuristic evaluation en_ZA
dc.subject E-dictionaries en_ZA
dc.subject Electronic dictionaries en_ZA
dc.subject Lexicography en_ZA
dc.subject Usability evaluation en_ZA
dc.title Establishing evaluation criteria for e-dictionaries en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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