Dative is a graphical interface for linguistic fieldwork and language documentation applications. At present, Dative works with the Online Linguistic Database (OLD). For more information, see the Dative web site.
- Collaboration and data sharing
- Advanced and smart search
- Automatic morpheme cross-referencing
- Build morphological parsers and phonologies
- CSV import
- Text creation
- Media file (i.e., audio, video, image)-to-text association.
- User access control
- Open source
Dative is open source and under active development.
- Mocha/Chai tests
- Grunt task automation
Dative has become old and unloved. It is currently difficult to build. For this
reason, I am releasing pre-built versions of Dative---i.e., directory structures
the needed static files (images, CSS, etc.) and dependency licenses---under
To test out a pre-built Dative, extract the release, move into its directory, and
use Python to serve it locally at
$ cd releases/ $ tar -zxvf release-<HASH>.tar.gz $ cd release-<HASH>/ $ python3 -m http.server
Original Install Instructions
First, make sure you have NodeJS >= 0.10 installed. Then install the Grunt command line interface (CLI):
$ sudo npm install -g grunt-cli
Then clone the dative repo and move into the clone:
$ git clone https://github.com/jrwdunham/dative.git $ cd dative
Then install the dependencies:
Then optionally install the test dependencies:
$ cd test $ yarn $ cd ..
Serve, test, build, etc.
To serve the app with livereload, run:
$ grunt serve
To run the tests and view the Mocha print-out in the browser, run:
$ grunt serve:test
After running the above command, the browser will automatically refresh whenever a source file or a test file is saved. This allows you to code with constant updates showing which tests are passing.
To build the app in the dist/ directory:
$ grunt build
To build the app in the dist/ directory and serve the result:
$ grunt serve:dist
To validate the CoffeeScript using coffeelint:
$ grunt lint
To run the tests and view the results in the command line (currently not working):
$ grunt test
To generate the docco HTML docs using the comments in your source files:
$ grunt docs
The above command generates files in the docs/ directory. Because docco overwrites files of the same name in different directories, I have configured the Gruntfile to rename each file for doc generation using the file's path.