MRALC at WESTNET.COM.AU
Wed Feb 1 02:02:47 UTC 2006
We are using Shoebox databases for several languages. It does take a bit of
getting used to, and it really helps to spend time with an experienced user.
We have had workshops with Nick Thieberger and Albert Burgman, which helped
us get started.
The fact that Shoebox can interlinearize texts, using the dictionary file
that you create makes this program useful. It really helps with language
analysis, and this feature doesn¹t exist in programs like FileMaker Pro. I
used FileMaker for one dictionary in the past, in this case the language
analysis had already been done. It was really difficult to get data out in a
nice format for the dictionary, we needed the help of a FMPro expert¹. I
would most definitely recommend Shoebox rather than FileMaker, as it¹s
output is great for a dictionary
We will have a look at Toolbox.
Many Rivers Aboriginal Language Centre
14 Bellwood Road
Nambucca Heads NSW 2448
Ph. (02) 65685695 Mob: 0404456992
Fax. (02) 65694295
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