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date: 21 February 2020

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This chapter examines the extent of the digital migration of reference works from print to screen, and the effect this is having on dictionary publishers and dictionary users. It discusses the place of the human lexicographer, and possible new sources of e-dictionary revenue in the new ‘give-away’ internet environment. It also considers the automatic and collaborative generation of dictionary content, quality issues, and the needs and preferences of dictionary users around the world.

Keywords: e-dictionaries, CD-roms, pocket electronic dictionaries, Wi-Fi, internet, web corpora, natural language processing, web analytics, social networking, search engine optimization

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