SMK is entering new words from our August 2014 work session with EB and PCS. This prompted a discussion of how to make entry of new data more efficient.
MDH and SMK set up keyboard shortcuts for inserting new entry templates, using a new feature in Oxygen v. 17. See Dictionary Editing Manual for details.
MDH and SMK also looked briefly at Author View in Oxygen, which allows setup of a data entry "front end". This is not worth doing when SMK is the primary data-enterer and already comfortable with XML. But it might be worth considering for a future workstudy person.
For both "front-end" data entry, and importing data from a spreadsheet, the difficulty is that we don't know how many of each field each entry needs. An entry might have one or more narrow transcriptions, one or more cits, etc. In cases like this, MDH thinks it's just as quick to enter the data directly into XML.
EB has shared a list of new words not in previous NLP dictionaries. SMK will use it as a test case for working out the steps to import it and check it against the existing database.