The Online Linguistic Database (OLD): software for linguistic fieldwork.
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Warning: Deprecated

This OLD is in the process of being deprecated. Do not use this code. Instead, please use the current production OLD, rewritten using the Pyramid framework.

The Online Linguistic Database (OLD)

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The Online Linguistic Database (OLD) is software for linguistic fieldwork. It helps groups of linguists, language documenters, and/or language community members to collaboratively build a web-accessible database of their language data.

For detailed information, see the OLD Web Site or the Official OLD Documentation.

Dative is a GUI for the OLD. See the Dative source code, Dative's web site, or the Dative app for more information.

Features

  • Collaboration and data sharing
  • Advanced search
  • Automatic morpheme cross-referencing
  • Configurable validation
  • Morphological parser & phonology builder
  • Text creation
  • User access control
  • Documentation
  • Open source
  • Graphical User Interface: Dative
  • RESTful JSON API

Technical

The OLD is software for creating RESTful web services that send and receive data in JSON format. It is written in Python using the Pylons web framework and a MySQL database.