About me
Ana Salgado
Lexicographer

As an accomplished lexicographer, I am a project leader at the Instituto de Lexicologia e Lexicografia da Língua Portuguesa of the Academia das Ciências de Lisboa (ACL). I am currently coordinating the compilation of a new digital Portuguese-language dictionary and launched the first digital spelling vocabulary of the ACL. In addition to this, I represent the ACL in the H2020-funded project ELEXIS. Among other roles in the ACL, I am also editor of the Thesaurus de Ciências da Terra in collaboration with Lemos de Sousa and Telles Antunes; develop a database of Earth Science thesauri and glossaries; teach the lexicography course «How to make a dictionary»; help to organize events.

My lexicographic career started at the distinguished Portuguese publishing house Porto Editora (PE). I have been employed there for almost fifteen years, being responsible for a number of important projects on the topics of lexicographic references.

Having gained solid know-how in making dictionaries from my intensive daily lexicographic work and with a strong background in Portuguese studies, I was motivated to further my knowledge of lexicography, terminology and digital humanities. This was because I wanted the insight necessary to contribute to the modernization of the theoretical and methodological assumptions of the Portuguese lexicographic tradition. Therefore, I enrolled in a PhD program at the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. My PhD project, under the supervision of Prof. Rute Costa and Dr. Toma Tasovac, focuses on the treatment of terms in general language dictionaries and seeks to bridge a gap between lexicography and terminology. It aims to incorporate both lexicographic and terminological methodologies to redesign the macrostructure/microstructure of monolingual dictionaries in a way that will improve the quality and interoperability of lexical resources.

In collaboration with Alberto Simões, I am developing LeXmart, an open-source web platform lexicographers can use to more easily edit and publish lexical resources.

In order to learn more about the proper application of the latest best practices, I have participated in training activities, including workshops as well as several summer schools having won several scholarships (ELEXIS, Dariah, ESSLI) to attend these. My research interests include lexicography, terminology, data modelling carried out according to the TEI encoding chapter for dictionaries, the creation, management and use of digital lexical resources. In my professional activities, I also interact with several national and international collaborators and has co-authored scientific papers.

I am a team player, can adapt to different work environments and am detail-oriented. On top of this, I have excellent Portuguese written, verbal and media communication skills.

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Projects
Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa (ACL)
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The Academia das Ciências de Lisboa will heavily update the latest edition (2001) of this dictionary and make it available online.

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VOLP-ACL
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The Vocabulário Ortográfico da Língua Portuguesa is an open access database that has been endorsed by the Academia das Ciências de Lisboa.

For more information, visit https://www.volp-acl.pt

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ELEXIS
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The European Lexicographic Infrastructure project (ELEXIS) will be supported by the Horizon 2020 program from 2018-2022. The Academia das Ciências de Lisboa joined ELEXIS as an Observer on December of 2019. I represent the ACL at ELEXIS.

For more information, visit http://www.elex.is

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VOLP-1940 (ACL)
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The aim of this project is to digitize the Vocabulário Ortográfico da Língua Portuguesa. Published by the Academia de Ciências de Lisboa in 194O, this dictionary is the first compilation of the orthographic vocabulary of the Portuguese language. The text of this resource will be encoded according to TEI Guideline for publication online.

For more information, visit https://clunl.fcsh.unl.pt/investigacao/projetos-curso/edicao-digital-do-vocabulario-ortografico-da-lingua-portuguesa-volp-1940

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LeXmart
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LeXmart is an open-source web platform created for lexicographers so that they could easily edit and publish lexical resources. This tool is being developed by Alberto Simões and Ana Salgado.

For more information, visit http://lexmart.eu

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Thesaurus das Ciências da Terra (ACL)
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In collaboration with M. J. Lemos de Sousa and M. Telles Antunes, I am currently editing the Earth Science thesauri and glossaries for publication. I'm also creating the relevant databases. For more information, visit: https://volp-acl.pt/index.php/publicacoes-do-illlp

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Other Activities
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Pórtico da Língua Portuguesa
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porticodalinguaportuguesa.pt
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Português na Ponta da Língua
https://gerador.eu/portugues-na-ponta-da-lingua/
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Outros Quinhentos
https://gerador.eu/tag/outros-quinhentos/
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Afiar a Língua
https://gerador.eu/tag/afiar-a-lingua/
My Experience
  • 2016 - Present
    Academia
    das Ciências
    de Lisboa
    Coordinator, lexicographer, and editor
    • • I coordinate lexicographic projects at the Instituto de Lexicologia e Lexicografia da Língua Portuguesa (ILLLP-ACL).
      • Scientifically edited the Thesaurus de Ciências da Terra in collaboration with M. J. Lemos de Sousa and M. Telles Antunes.
      • Developed a database of Earth Science thesauri and glossaries.
      • Taught the lexicography course “Como se faz um dicionário” [“How to make a dictionary”]
      • Organized events, such as symposiums and conferences.
  • 2015 - Present
    Pórtico
    da Lı́ngua
    Portuguesa
    Founder and CEO
    • • Served as consultant and copy editor while working freelance with several established Portuguese publishing houses.
      • Carried out ghost-writing projects.
      • Trained others in how to respond to spelling reform and Portuguese linguistics questions.
  • 2017 - 2018
    Guerra & Paz
    Editores
    Publishing assistant
    • • Proofread, edited, and carried out layouts of texts.
      • Curated collections of classic texts.
      • Proofread translations.
      • Edited journal article manuscript.
      • Performed extratext writing.
      • Wrote synopses.
      • Carried out ghost-writing projects.
      • Translated texts into Spanish.
      • Evaluated book manuscripts for possible publication.
  • 2013 - 2014
    Porto Editora
    Scientific coordinator, Dictionary Department
    • • Redesigned the Infopédia web interface (https://www.infopedia.pt/) content and the web interface of the dictionary collection.
      • Maintained the linguistic contents of the morphological analyser, spelling converter, and spell checker.
      • Helped enhance the functionality of dictionary editing software.
      • Carried out daily updates of an online Portuguese dictionary.
      • Trained others in new spelling rules and linguistic terminology.
      • Served as the spokesperson for the Dictionary Department on various television programs.
  • 2007 - 2013
    Porto Editora
    Publishing coordinator, Dictionary Department
    • • Applied the new Portuguese spelling standards throughout the publishing operation.
      • Supervised the Morphological Analyser project team at Porto Editora.
      • Helped enhance the functionality of dictionary editing software.
      • Coordinated, wrote, and proofread entries for monolingual (Portuguese language) and bilingual (Spanish language) dictionaries.
      • Managed the Palavra do Ano® initiative (https://www.palavradoano.pt/).
      • Created content for RTP’s Bom Português (http://www.rtp.pt/programa/tv/p22815) program.
      • Trained others in new spelling rules and linguistic terminology.
      • Helped edit and carry our reprints of several other texts.
      • Proofread texts.
      • Handled correspondence and fielded questions from users.
      • Served as spokesperson for the Dictionary Department on various television programs.
My Skills
Lexicography
Terminology
Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
Digital Humanities
Data modelling
Portuguese language proofreading
Portuguese language editing
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