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The Linguist's Shoebox

Integrated data management and analysis for the field linguist


What is Shoebox?

Shoebox has characteristics of three common kinds of computer software:

Because Shoebox is designed especially for field researchers, it has some unique characteristics:

Here are some relationships between Shoebox, a word processor, and a web browser:

Shoebox Microsoft Word Web browser
Basic file database document web page
Control file database type document template style sheet
File format Standard Format RTF HTML or XML
Unit of markup marker style tag
Basic unit of data data field paragraph element
Data connection data link cross-reference hypertext link

Index of tips: data management; Microsoft Word; web browsers
List of tips