Computational Linguistics and Digital Learning
The MIMORE tool enables researchers to investigate morphosyntactic variation in the Dutch dialects by searching three related databases with a common on-line search engine. The search results can be visualized on geographic maps and exported for statistical analysis. The three databases involved are DynaSAND, DiDDD and GTRP. With the MIMORE search engine one can search these three databases together, with text strings, part of speech tags and syntactic variables. The researchers can combine categories and features into complex tags or use predefined tags. All categories and features meet the ISOCAT-standards. Since all sentences have a location code, the morphosyntactic phenomena found in a set of sentences resulting from a search can be automatically plotted on a geographic map. It is possible to include more than one morphosyntactic phenomenon in one map, thus visualizing potential correlations between these phenomena. There is also a user-friendly function to export the data to a statistical program.