Pinchah Kristang: A Dictionary of Kristang

Luís Morgado da Costa


Abstract
This paper describes the development and current state of Pinchah Kristang – an online dictionary for Kristang. Kristang is a critically endangered language of the Portuguese-Eurasian communities residing mainly in Malacca and Singapore. Pinchah Kristang has been a central tool to the revitalization efforts of Kristang in Singapore, and collates information from multiple sources, including existing dictionaries and wordlists, ongoing language documentation work, and new words that emerge regularly from relexification efforts by the community. This online dictionary is powered by the Princeton Wordnet and the Open Kristang Wordnet – a choice that brings both advantages and disadvantages. This paper will introduce the current version of this dictionary, motivate some of its design choices, and discuss possible future directions.
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2020.globalex-1.7
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Proceedings of the 2020 Globalex Workshop on Linked Lexicography
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May
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2020
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Marseille, France
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European Language Resources Association
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37–44
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English
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