The tree structure represents an attempt to map our words and semantic fields into a semantic taxonomy. Starting with the human "in nature and culture", the word fields were included according to their research relevance in the German semantic lexicon. On the other hand, the selection was based on the printed volumes
accompanying the project, each of which deals with specific subject areas. Those areas, our main word fields from Körper
up to Technologie
, are subordinated their specific semantic fields as searchable subcategories.
The tree structure expands gradually, with resulting hierarchies depending on the hyponymy of the word field being flat (as in the field Körperzustand
— body condition
) or widely branched (e.g. in Wohnen
). In such a structure, words like Antlitz
) and Gesicht
) can coexist. Sub-terms were assigned to one of these synonymous words according to their frequency in current language use.➤ How it works:
Navigate through the branches of the word fields by clicking on one of the blue-framed dots, our XML data nodes. A DWEE article already exists for words marked in orange, which are opened in a new browser page with a mouse click.