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The Instituut voor de Nederlandse Taal (or Dutch Language Institute) is the place for anyone who wants to know anything about the Dutch language through the centuries.
In COAVA two sets of databases are made available in a standardized way: one with historical dialect data (the databases WBD and WLD with lexical data of the Brabantish and Limburgian dialect between 1880-1980) and one with first language acquisition data (four databases form the CHILDES project). The databases contain linguistic information (dialect form, standardised form (“Dutchified”), lexical meaning), geographical information (locality, dialect area, province) and information on the source (inquiry forms or monotopic dictionaries and the date of documentation). The visualisation of the first two sets of information will lead to lexical maps. The most typical way for the user to get to the data will be with the use of the browsable concept taxonomy. The databases are, in other words, approachable via search tools but also via a thematic taxonomy. This taxonomy was developed for the dialect databases and covers the general vocabulary.
The Dictionary of the Frisian Language (Wurdboek fan de Fryske Taal) is online available via the GTB dictionary web application. The GTB also holds other major Dutch historical dictionaries, such as the Dictionary of Old Dutch (ONW), the Dictionary of early Middle Dutch (VMNW), the Dictionary of Middle Dutch (MNW), and the Dictionary of the Dutch language (WNT). The digital surrounding enables extensive forms of free and structured search queries, including comparative studies with Dutch materials.
The DUELME search interface provides access to the DUELME electronic lexicon, which contains more than 5,000 Dutch multiword expressions (MWEs). The search interface enables users to search for MWEs on the basis of a range of syntactic and semantic criteria, among them expression, pattern id, written form, type, conjugation, polarity, parameters, form, etc. Extensive documentation on the structure of the database is available.