A Web-Based Interactive Tool for Creating, Inspecting, Editing, and Publishing Etymological Datasets

EACL 2017  ·  Johann-Mattis List ·

The paper presents the Etymological DICtionary ediTOR (EDICTOR), a free, interactive, web-based tool designed to aid historical linguists in creating, editing, analysing, and publishing etymological datasets. The EDICTOR offers interactive solutions for important tasks in historical linguistics, including facilitated input and segmentation of phonetic transcriptions, quantitative and qualitative analyses of phonetic and morphological data, enhanced interfaces for cognate class assignment and multiple word alignment, and automated evaluation of regular sound correspondences... As a web-based tool written in JavaScript, the EDICTOR can be used in standard web browsers across all major platforms. read more

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