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Nutzungsstatistiken von linguistischen Online-Ressourcen: Potentiale und Limitationen

Usage statistics of linguistic online resources: potentials and limitations
Sascha Wolfer, Frank Michaelis and Carolin Müller-Spitzer

Abstract

Dictionary usage research views dictionaries primarily as tools for solving linguistic problems. A large proportion of dictionary use now takes place online and can thus be easily monitored using tracking technologies. Using the data gathered through tracking usage data, we hope to optimize user experiences of dictionaries and other linguistic resources. Usage statistics are also used for external evaluation of linguistic resources. In this paper, we pursue the following three questions from a quantitative perspective: (1) What new insights can we gain from collecting and analysing usage data? (2) What limitations of the data and/or the collection process do we need to be aware of? (3) How can these insights and limitations inform the development and evaluation of linguistic resources?

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Online erschienen: 2021-08-19
Erschienen im Druck: 2021-09-30

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