Re: TAN/TECH: MS Access as database
|Date:||Tuesday, March 28, 2000, 2:29|
Sally Caves <scaves@...> wrote:
> Would MS Access be useful in compiling
>dictionaries? Or more trouble than it's worth?
I use Access for all my dictionaries (BTW you can
get it for $8 here, as I did -- not that I'm proud
about it) since I want to have words, morphemes,
semantic fields, etc. all indexed, and relations
between them. For simple storing and alphabetization
of word lists, you can get away with Excel. I'd say
Access is a good thing to have, only you need some
knowledge of relational database management to use
all its capabilities.
... I cannot combine any characters that the divine Library
has not foreseen, which in some of its secret tongues do not
bear some terrible meaning. No-one can articulate a syllable
not filled of caresses and fears; which is not, in some one
of those languages, the powerful name of a god...
Jorge Luis Borges, _The Library of Babel_