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The data entered, which come from publications, are organized as sources consisting of a combination of a bibliographic reference (a reference in the WebBall database) and a language (a reference in the WebCal database). Each source is related to a set of records which have at least one form and one translation.

Objects can take three forms:

* 'Dataset' - a set of sources.
* 'Cognate set' (lexical set elsewhere in the document) - a set of records belonging to a dataset.
* 'Correspondence sets' (correspondence set elsewhere in the document) - the result of an alignment performed on a lexical set. It suggests a lexical reconstruction for this position.

Planned developments include the possibility of reconstructing a set, which would lock alignment editing and correspondence set creation, then 'publishing' for any dataset all the reconstructions of the sets as a new source (a proto-source, with the possibility of working on it, like other sources).

The navigation levels found in the breadcrumb trail correspond to:

* Sources: creating a dataset from sources and loading an existing dataset
* Datasets: exploring the different datasets and creating a dataset
* Search: searching the dataset records and creating a lexical set
* Cognate sets: exploring the different sets incorporated in the dataset and aligning the lexical set
* Correspondence sets: exploring the different matching sets incorporated in the dataset.




Sources View



Explorer Zone
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Eventually, to complement the existing browser, we hope to offer an interface that lets you search sources based on various criteria.

Source browsing is organized into four areas: sources (src), authors (aut), language groups (grp) and language (lng). You can choose the criteria you want to sort the records by using the tags on the top left. On the same line as these tags are the tools that can apply to any checked items. Sorting by sources displays a navigation tree, where each line with a folder signature button represents a natural dataset. These do not challenge the author's arguments for grouping the languages into a single dataset in the first place.

The options on each line of this tree are:

  • Click on the folder icon to expand the tree and display the contents of a group.
  • The check box, which selects a source or, in the case of a group, all the sources in it.
  • Click on the title of a group to display information about the sources of the group in Available Elements.
  • Click on the title of a source to display the information on this source in Available Elements.

The source toolbar options are:

signature button partie à venir signature button searches source criteria.
signature button Adds selected sources to Active Elements.
signature button Displays information about selected sources in Available Elements.
signature button Displays selected sources in the form of a language tree.
signature button Displays selected sources on a map.
signature button Adds a comment about the selected sources.




Available Elements Zone
Reconstruction source available info sources.PNG

By default, this zone presents the introductory text of the project and is empty when connected. Click on this button Bin_closed.png to clear the zone, and on this one Load Datasets to load the list of available datasets. Displaying source information shows the total number of records concerned. The [ALL] button lets you add all of them to Active Elements, and this button star.png lets you add them one by one.



Active Elements Zone
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When building a new dataset, the first line will include a yellow flag signature button to highlight the fact that this dataset is not known to the system. As you remove and add sources, the system automatically recognizes available datasets and the flag turns green if you try to build an existing dataset. In the case of identical datasets, a radio button indicates the dataset that the system will use as the source for the following operations. You can change this information by selecting the appropriate radio button. The first line of information signals the dataset you are working on with a green flag signature button if it is original, a yellow one signature button if it has been modified, or the dataset name and this button signature button if there are any comments on this dataset. The list of sources that make up the current dataset are displayed in a frame that can be opened Cadre_open.png or closed Cadre_close.png. This button link = inverts the selection of sources. Each source is listed with a check box (checked by default), the internal source identifier, the author, the year, the name of the language and the number of records for this source. Finally, if the dataset has been saved with a comment, you can find it in the source pad.



Current Dataset Action Bar
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The actions that can be run via the toolbar apply either to the individual elements, i.e. the sources (selected using the check boxes), or to the entity generated by these sources, i.e. the dataset.

signature button This button works only if a dataset has been created. Click on it to pass to "Search in" view that provides dataset search tools.
signature button Lets you create a new dataset from the selected sources. You can not create copies of existing datasets.
signature button Lets you update an existing dataset that you yourself have created, by changing the list of sources on the basis of those selected, renaming a dataset and adding or editing a comment.
signature button Deletes the current dataset.
signature button Clears the current dataset.
signature button Deletes the selected items.
signature button Displays information about selected items in Available Data.
signature button Displays the topology corresponding to the selected sources.
signature button Displays the selected sources on the map.
signature button Adds a comment to the current dataset, if it is present in the database (green flag) rather than just a creation in Active Elements.



Tools Zone
  • Manage Comments: In all the tool zones, you can access Manage Comments.
  • Share sources: In RefLex, you can have your own private sources. This menu lets you share these sources with other users so they can build datasets on them or add comments. Remember, private sources have a limited lifespan: once your research enhances their value, they are made available to other website users.
  • Release sources: you can change the status of your sources from private to public, giving them unlimited access on the internet. You can also change the status of work such as datasets, cognate sets, correspondence sets and reconstruction, making them available to the community via the concept of natural datasets.
signature button partie à venir : Stat for source




Datasets View


Explorer Zone
Reconstruction datasets explorer.jpg

Dataset exploration offers a single view that sorts datasets by name. Each dataset is treated as a group, which allows the following options, as before:

  • Click on the folder icon to expand the tree and display the contents of a dataset.
  • The check box, which selects a dataset and all sources in it.
  • Click on the title of a dataset to display information on dataset source in Available Elements.
  • Click on the title of a source in a dataset to display information about the source in Available Elements.
  • The colored dot in front of a dataset shows whether the dataset has lexical sets. Click on it to add the dataset to Active Elements.

The options on the source toolbar are:

View.png Takes you to where you can search a dataset, based on sources in Active elements.
signature button Adds selected sources in Active Elements.
signature button Displays information about selected sources in Available Elements.
signature button To view selected sources as a language tree.
signature button To view selected sources on a map.
signature button To add a comment to a selected source.
signature button partie à venir Research module datasets by criteria

Available Elements

This area displays your default list of datasets followed by ones that are shared. [View the natural datasets in disconnected mode?]


User Datasets
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Each user dataset is represented on one line. It displays the name of the dataset, the number of sources which it is made up of, the number of languages ​​represented as well as the number of your own existing lexical sets and those that have been created and shared by another user. Finally, you can change how datasets are shared by clicking the 'Edit Share Parameter' (the list of people with access to a dataset if it is shared can be seen by clicking on the [plus]. Click on the cart at the beginning of the line to add the dataset to Active Elements.

To create a shared dataset, the menu is in the tools zone on the datasets and applies to the active dataset.


Shared datasets
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Under this, should the need arise, is the list of shared datasets, who they were shared by, and the same information on the number of sources, the number of languages ​​and the distribution of lexical sets that exist in this dataset. Click on the cart at the beginning of the line to add the dataset to Active Elements.


Active Elements Zone
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When you create a new dataset, there is yellow flag on the first line to show that the system does not recognize it. As you remove and add sources, the system automatically recognizes available datasets and the flag turns green if you recreate a dataset that is already accessible.

In the case of identical datasets, a radio button shows the dataset that the system will use as the source for the ensuing operations. You can change this information by selecting the appropriate radio button. The first line of information highlights the dataset you are working on with a green flag link = if the dataset is original, a yellow one link = if it has been modified, or the dataset name and a 'note' button link = if comments are active for this dataset. The list of sources making up the current dataset are in a frame that can be opened or closed. You can invert the source selection via the link =. Each source provides a checkbox (checked by default), the internal source identifier, the author, the year, the name of the language and the number of records for this source. Finally, if the dataset has been saved with a comment, you can find it underneath the batch of sources.


Dataset toolbar
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The options on this toolbar can apply either to the individual elements (i.e. the checked sources), or to the entity formed by these sources (i.e. the dataset).

icon view.png This button works only if a dataset has been created. It takes you to the 'Search in' view that provides dataset search tools.
signature button To create a new dataset from the selected sources. You cannot create copies of an existing dataset.
signature button To update an existing dataset that you have created, by modifying the list of sources on the basis of selected sources; also to rename a dataset and add or edit a comment.
signature button Deletes the current dataset.
signature button Clears the current dataset.
signature button Deletes selected items.
signature button Displays information about selected items in Available Data.
signature button Displays the topology corresponding to the selected sources.
signature button Displays the selected sources on a map.
signature button To add a comment on the current dataset, if it is present in the database (green flag) and is not just a creation of Active Elements.

Tools Zone
signature button partie à venir : Moving the user's Manage Comment Toolbar.
Manage Comments: In all tool zones, you can get to the Manage Comments module.
signature button partie à venir : Submit Dataset (Dataset as Natural)
signature button partie à venir : Look for similar Datasets



signature button To be completed
Share Dataset
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Dataset Search view

This view lets you search records in the dataset sources. By default, it displays the query module in the Explorer zone, the list of existing series on this dataset in Available Elements and the active series in Active Elements.



Explorer zone
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At the top, there is a reminder of the information about the dataset you are working on.

The scrolldown menu lets you choose which record information the filter will be applied to.

signature button partie à compléter : options

The check box permits a logical inversion of the filter. In the example, records from the search result must include the character string 'avaler' (swallow) in the 'unified translation' field and, if the [not] box is checked, all the records that do not contain this string.

The [reg] box specifies whether the filter uses a Regular Expression or not.

The search is performed when you click the Find button and appears in Available Elements.

The search can be limited to a subset of sources by unchecking the box in front of it in the sources table (you can quickly reverse selection by clicking this button Arrow_switch.png.

A table showing the fields to be displayed in the response table is available in the language table.

signature button partie à venir : soon, the query module will be extended to let you combine multiple search criteria in the form of a search and/or filter extension.



Available Elements Zone


List of the dataset sets
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Each lexical set of the dataset is represented on a line. By default, the display is limited to your own sets and the records that make up these sets are hidden (you can display the records of a set by clicking on this button Cadre_open.png at the end of the line). You can change the display modes via the 'All Sets' link to display the sets of all the users, and the 'Open All' link to view the records of all the sets. You can add all the files of a set to Active Elements by clicking the cart Cart_add.png. The green dot after the name of a set shows whether there is an alignment for this set.


Query Results
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The query results are also displayed in this part of the interface. In the same way as you can redo a search, you can redisplay the list of series on the dataset by clicking on the [Box] Box.png . The format of the records is fairly similar to that of the sources: an 'all' button to add everything in Active Elements, and a [star] signature button to send them one by one.

The principle of lexical set (cognate set) creation is based on the uniqueness of the records: a record can be in only one lexical set. To help you comply with this choice, the last column shows (if need be) the name of the series that the record is currently in. Clicking on the series name will add all the records which belong to it to Active Elements. The SOU column gives the textual information (language name) and the color of the source that this record has been extracted from. You can access information about the record by clicking on the language name (the SOU column). If the pdf is available, it is displayed, and a [comments] button Comments.png lets you add a comment to the record.

Note: The COD and UFC columns let you replace fields of the search form by clicking on an item on one of the lines. By doing this, you can expand a successful search to include related objects.




Active Elements
Reconstruction searchin active.jpg

The records selected via a dataset search or in series are displayed here. If the starting component (ie the first element added to Active Elements) is a series, you will find information about this series on the first line, and flags show its status (green if it is identical to the original yellow if it has been changed).

The [switch] button signature button lets you invert the record selection, and the check boxes determine the elements on which toolbar operations will be applied. As in Available Elements, the SOU column gives you access to comments and pdfs on records, and some columns let you replace the form fields to do a new search. As for a series with a alignment, the alignment is displayed below the information on records that make up the series.




Cognate Set ToolBar
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Align.png [align] Skips to Alignment view in the current series.
signature button [new] Saves the list of files in a series. To move files between series and to delete series go to Available Elements (see next section 'Split & merge').
signature button [update] Changes the series name, and the associated comment.
signature button [delete] Deletes a series, and any correspondence series defined on it.
signature button [bin] empties Active Elements.
signature button [caddy_remove] Removes selected records from Active Elements.
signature button [info] Displays information about the selected records.
signature button [tree] Displays selected records on the language tree.
signature button [map] Displays language on the map.
signature button [comments] To place a comment on the current series.




signature button partie à compléter
Split & Merge

[Interface to remake and integrate the site]



Tools Zone

These tools are tools that apply to only one dataset. This is why they are here rather than in the Datasets view.

Reconstruction searchin phoneme count.jpg
  • Vowel Count: Lets you count the vowels by source on a dataset. Clicking on a vowel lets you do a quick search via the search form.
  • Consonant Count
  • Diacritics Count
signature button partie à venir : by clicking on the number of occurrences in one cell, the search form will be restricted to the source of the column.


signature button partie à venir  : * Clusterize





View Cognate Sets



Explorer Zone
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The exploration of Cognate Sets provides a single view that sorts Cognates by name. It automatically groups Cognate sets on the basis of the name up to the first blank space (By convention, the names of Cognate sets based on the same meaning are marked with a number). Each of these groups gives you a structure close to what you have already seen and offers the following options, as before:

  • Click on the folder icon signature button to expand the tree and display the contents of a group of cognate sets.
  • Check the checkbox to select a group and all the cognate sets it contains.
  • Click on the title of a group to display information about the cognate sets in Available Elements.
  • Click on the title of cognate sets within a group, to display information about the cognate sets in Available Elements.
  • The colored dots in front of cognate sets show whether the cognate set includes an alignment and lets you click on it to add this cognate set to Active Elements.

The options on the cognate toolbar are:

signature button [search] Future: searches the set.
signature button [align] switches to alignment mode if a set is active.
signature button adds selected sources to Active Elements.
signature button [merge] merges the selected sets.
signature button displays information about selected sources in Available Elements.
signature button Displays selected sources in the form of a language family tree.
signature button Adds a comment to the selected sources.



Available Elements Zone
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You can add the records of a set to Active Elements by clicking the [cart] signature button. The green dot after the set name indicates whether there is an alignment for this set.

By default, the set records are visible. Additional information and comments on a record are available by clicking on the SOU box.



Active Elements Zone
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Information about the active set is displayed on a line, with a flag indicating its status (a green flag signature button if it is identical to the original, a yellow one signature button if it has been changed) This level highlights the alignment and is editable (it appears before the records in the set).


Alignment options are:

  • Use this button '<' (last column) to move cells to the left
  • Use this button '>' (last column) to move cells to the right
  • Click on a blank cell to add an empty set.
  • Click on a filled-in cell to insert a blank cell in this position and shift right.
  • Click on an empty set to remove the cell and shift left.
  • Drag a cell onto a nearby cell to merge their contents.
  • Drag a filled-in cell to an empty cell to split the filled-in cell if possible.

Once you have made changes to an alignment, you must save them before continuing.

The last line of the alignment displays correspondences that have already been defined on this set, displaying the name of the correspondence set (eg w on the image) or an [add] signature button if the position of the alignment has more than one filled-in cell. Clicking on [add] signature button opens a dialog box that lets you name and, if you want to, add a comment on this correspondence set.



Alignment toolbar
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link = [book] switches to Browse Correspondences
link = [pencil] switches to Edit the Set
link = [split] tools to split a set
link = [align_save] saves the current alignment
link = [align_remove] removes the alignment of the set
link = [bin] empties Active Elements
link = [caddy_remove] removes selected elements from Active Elements
link = [info] displays information on selected items
link = [tree] displays items selected on the tree
link = [comments] adds a comment on the active set and confirms it (green flag).




=== View correspondence sets ===



Explorer Zone
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signature button partie à compléter



Available Elements Zone
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signature button partie à compléter



Active Elements Zone
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signature button partie à compléter



Correspondence Toolbar
signature button partie à compléter




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