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Access to lexical databases

How to add a new dataset

The procedure, in brief, is the following:

  1. add the table(s) of the datasets on some server on the internet, preferably in .tsv (text with tab separated columns) and .rds (R binary) formats. Other formats are ok, but .rds is needed if you intend to make it accessible by the R data fetcher. Note that the files must be directly accessible with URLs.
  2. create a .json file describing the datasets , and do a pull request on http://github.com/chrplr/openlexicon to have it added to the datasets-info/_json.
  3. (optional) To make the dataset easily accessible from R, update the R data fetcher at https://github.com/chrplr/openlexicon/blob/master/datasets-info/fetch_datasets.R (again using a pull request)
  4. (optional) To make the dataset visible on the interactive page http://www.lexique.org/shiny/openlexicon , you must update https://github.com/chrplr/openlexicon/blob/master/apps/openlexicon/app.R so that the table is loaded by the app (again using a pull request)

Here are more detailed explanations:

Add the table(s) on a server

If the dataset is not yet on the Internet, you need to put it on a web server.

Here we show an example for http://www.lexique.org maintainers:

create a json description file

If you plan to use the data fetchers, it is necessary to create a .json file describing the dataset, and to push it to http://github.com/chrplr/openlexicon/datasets-info/_json

Here is, for example, the .json file associated to Lexique3

{
    "_comment": "# Time-stamp: <2019-04-30 17:01:41 christophe@pallier.org>",
    "name": "lexique3",
    "description": "Lexique382 est une base de données lexicales du français qui fournit pour ~140000 mots du français: les représentations orthographiques et phonémiques, les lemmes associés, la syllabation, la catégorie grammaticale, le genre et le nombre, les fréquences dans un corpus de livres et dans un corpus de sous-titres de filems, etc.",
    "website": "http://www.lexique.org",
    "readme": "https://chrplr.github.io/openlexicon/datasets-info/Lexique382/README-Lexique.html",
    "urls": [{
            "url": "http://www.lexique.org/databases/Lexique382/Lexique382.tsv",
            "bytes": 25850842,
            "md5sum": "28d18d7ac1464d09e379f30995d9d605"
        },
        {
            "url": "http://www.lexique.org/databases/Lexique382/Lexique382.rds",
            "bytes": 5923674,
            "md5sum": "e3e5f47409b91fdb620edfdd960dd7a5"
        }
    ],
    "type": "tsv",
    "tags": ["french", "frequencies"]
}

See _json/README_json.md

Note: the filesizes (bytes) and md5sum are obtained on the command line by running

 ls -l *.{rds,tsv}
 md5sum *.{rds,tsv}

The create_json.py script in datasets-info/_jsoncan help generate a json file:

For example:

 python3 create_json.py databasefile1.csv databasefile2.rds

Add the dataset to the interactive openlexicon app at lexique.org

To make the database accessible in openlexicon:

  1. Modify the openlexicon app that will use this database (issue a pull request).
  2. Connect to the lexique server by ssh and run:

     cd ~chrplr/shiny-server
     git pull
    
  3. If some database has been modified (new md5 sum), you may have to clean the cache in ~/openlexicon_datasets/

Back to OpenLexicon

Time-stamp: <2019-11-18 11:39:17 christophe@pallier.org>