Lexical Resources

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Lexical resources refer to data that describe the use of words in sentences, texts, and multimodal communication. This includes:

  • Dictionaries (multilingual dictionaries, historical dictionaries, specialized dictionaries),
  • Encyclopedias,
  • Normative data,
  • Terminological databases,
  • Ontologies,
  • Word lists,
  • Word maps and linguistic atlases,
  • Translation dictionaries (for human or machine translation),
  • and other data.

The goal of the work in the Lexical Resources data domain is to provide the academic community with a wealth of lexical knowledge, offering insights into words from relevant perspectives.


Reference Implementation

A foundational infrastructure is implemented and provided for the use of lexical data provided by Text+.

Portfolio Development

Data already offered by Text+ and contributions from external contributors are curated, enriched, diversified, and linked to other datasets through standardized procedures and via standardized databases.


The Lexical Resources data domain works towards the standardization of data and data types following the FAIR principles and CARE principles.

User Engagement

Providing guidance to users, supporting education, and offering teaching materials and dissemination are essential components during the project’s duration.

Software Services

Tools, including domain-specific ones, are developed for the exploration, linking, and enrichment of lexical resources.

Additionally, members of the data domain also participate in various cross-domain working groups, such as Federated Content Search, Linked Open Data, or the Helpdesk.

Participating Institutions

Contact Persons

Feel free to also use the Text+-Helpdesk.