Access Routes of Internet Finance Dictionaries: Present Solutions and Future Opportunities

Deny Arnos Kwary

Abstract


ABSTRACT: Lexicographers working on finance dictionaries have not properly exploited the fast development of the Internet. This is revealed by the poor utilization of the access routes found in current Internet finance dictionaries. Consequently, users cannot effectively and efficiently find answers to their lexicographical problems. Firstly, there are Internet finance dictionaries which lack technological features and can simply be called meagre Internet dictionaries. Secondly, there are Internet finance dictionaries which utilize so many technological features that users incur high lexicographical information costs. In order to create better access routes, a sound theoretical foundation has to be established. This article shows that the implementation of the modern theory of lexicographical functions, which focuses on the users, results in a better design for future Internet finance dictionaries. With the proper theoretical basis, lexicographers will be able to create state-ofthe- art dictionaries that can provide effective and efficient solutions to lexicographical problems.

OPSOMMING: Toegangsroetes van Internet- finansiële woordeboeke: Huidige oplossings en toekomstige geleenthede. Leksikograwe wat aan finansiële woordeboeke werk, het nie die vinnige ontwikkeling van die Internet behoorlik benut nie. Dit blyk uit die gebrekkige aanwending van die toegangsroetes wat in huidige Internet- finansiële woordeboeke aangetref word. Gevolglik kan gebruikers nie doeltreffend en doelmatig antwoorde kry op hul leksikografiese probleme nie. Eerstens is daar Internet- finansiële woordeboeke waarin tegnologiese kenmerke ontbreek en wat gewoon karige Internetwoordeboeke genoem kan word. Tweedens is daar Internet- finansiële woordeboeke wat so baie tegnologiese kenmerke aanwend dat gebruikers hoë leksikografiese inligtingskoste oploop. Om beter toegangsroetes te skep, moet 'n deeglike teoretiese grondslag gevestig word. Hierdie artikel toon dat die toepassing van die moderne teorie van leksikografiese funksies wat op die gebruikers fokus, lei tot 'n beter ontwerp vir toekomstige Internet- finansiële woordeboeke. Met die gepaste teoretiese basis, sal leksikograwe in staat wees om woordeboeke te skep wat die jongste tegnologie gebruik om doeltreffende en doelmatige oplossings vir leksikografiese probleme te bied.

Sleutelwoorde: WOORDEBOEK, PAPIERWOORDEBOEK, INTERNETWOORDEBOEK, TSD-WOORDEBOEK, FINANSIËLE WOORDEBOEK, FINANSIËLE TERME, LEKSIKOGRAFIE, LEKSIKOGRAFIESE FUNKSIES, TEKSONTVANGS, GEBRUIKERSBEHOEFTES, GEBRUIKERSITUASIE, TOEGANGSROETES, SOEKKEUSES, LEKSIKOGRAFIESE INLIGTINGSKOSTE


Keywords


DICTIONARY; PAPER DICTIONARY; INTERNET DICTIONARY; LSP DICTIONARY; FINANCE DICTIONARY; FINANCIAL TERMS; LEXICOGRAPHY; LEXICOGRAPHICAL FUNCTIONS; TEXT RECEPTION; USER NEEDS; USER SITUATION; ACCESS ROUTES; SEARCH OPTIONS; LEXICOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION COSTS

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5788/20-0-143

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