Horn, Franziska, Sandra Denzer and Jörg Hambuch. “Hidden Markup — The Digital Work Environment of the "Digital Dictionary of Surnames in Germany".” Presented at Balisage: The Markup Conference 2016, Washington, DC, August 2 - 5, 2016. In Proceedings of Balisage: The Markup Conference 2016. Balisage Series on Markup Technologies, vol. 17 (2016). doi:10.4242/BalisageVol17.Horn01.
Hidden Markup – The Digital Work Environment of the
Digital Dictionary of Surnames in Germany
Designers are not users– that is one of the main principles one has to follow regarding project design according to Nielsen 2008. In this paper, we present the digital work environment Onodi that was designed for the project
Digital Dictionary of Surnames in Germanyas a long-term project that records the entire inventory of surnames occurring in Germany. After briefly introducing the general structure of the work environment, the features that enable XML editing for technologically less-skilled users are explained in detail. Based on the work Denzer/Horn 2014 this paper presents three new features of the digital work environment: 1) integration of a Zotero literature database, currently with about 1700 entries, 2) copying and pasting of identifiers and 3) an automatic publication process.
Digital Dictionary of Surnames in Germanyis a long-term project under the auspices of the Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz and in collaboration with Technische Universität Darmstadt and the Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU). It began in 2012 and has a planned duration of 24 years. The aim of the project is to prepare the first-ever comprehensive digital dictionary of surnames which exist in Germany.
Frei-in the name Freimüller indicates that the miller was a free man, while the prefix
Fron-in Fronmüller suggests, that the miller had to pay a kind of rent to his feudal lord.