Specialised dictionaries targeted to user needs in the Internet Age
What is it about?
An examination of existing accounting dictionaries on the Internet reveals a general need for a new type of dictionary. Therefore, the future accounting dictionaries should be designed as proper Internet dictionaries based on a functional approach so they can be used in communication-oriented and knowledge-oriented situations. The lexicographers need to take a large number of aspects into consideration and this should be done by identifying the need of an international target group and present the data in such a way that the lexicographical information costs are kept at a low level.
Why is it important?
This paper argues that online dictionaries should not be based on traditional principles of making print dictionaries but should be based on functional principles that take user needs and user situations into account by providing different sets of information depending on what users need.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Sandro Nielsen