MorDigital – Digitisation of Diccionario da Lingua Portugueza by António de Morais Silva


  • Project identification: MorDigital – Digitisation of Diccionario da Lingua Portugueza by António de Morais Silva [PTDC/LLT-LIN/6841/2020]
  • Group: LLT – Lexicology, Lexicography and Terminology
  • Responsible: Rute Costa
  • Start date: March 1, 2021
  • Funding entity: Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)
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The main goal of MORDigital is to encode the selected editions of Diccionario de Lingua Portugueza by António de Morais Silva (MOR), first published in 1789. MORDigital aims to promote accessibility to cultural heritage while fostering reusability, and to contribute towards a greater presence of lexicographic digital content in Portuguese by means of open tools and standards. MOR represents a great legacy, since it marks the beginning of Portuguese dictionaries, having served as a model for all subsequent lexicographic production throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. MORDigital follows a new paradigm in Lexicography, which results from the convergence between Lexicography, Terminology, Computational Linguistics, and Ontologies as an integral part of Digital Humanities and Linked (Open) Data, aligned with the FAIR principles. In the Portuguese context, this research fills a gap with regard to searchable online retrodigitised dictionaries, built on current standards and methodologies which promote data sharing and harmonisation, namely TEI Lex-0, LMF and Ontolex-Lemon. The team will further ensure the connection to other existing systems and lexical resources, particularly in the Portuguese-speaking world.


Rute Costa (Principal Investigator)
Ana Salgado
Sara Carvalho
Bruno Almeida
Raquel Silva
Margarida Ramos
Alexandre Carreira
Joana Oliveira
Laurent Romary (Inria-ALMAnaCH – Automatic Language Modelling and ANAlysisComputational Humanities)
Toma Tasovac (Belgrade Center for Digital Humanities)
Mohamed Khemakhem (Inria-ALMAnaCH)
Fahad Khan (Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale “A. Zampolli– CNR”)
Jorge Gracia (Universidad Zaragoza)
Filomena Gonçalves (University of Évora)