The RefLex website address is http://reflex.cnrs.fr/database/ . It contains a public part for data consultation and a private part for (public or private) data manipulation, requiring a user account.
The published data are organized as sources which are the association of a bibliographic reference (a reference in WebBall ) and a language (a reference in WebCal ). Each source is associated to a set of records having at least a form and a (French or English) translation.
The website is divided into eight zones, offering a quickly identifiable structure throughout the navigation. In detail, these eight zones are:
This zone contains the RefLex logo, a background image, links to the
related website LLACAN et DDL).
On the right hand side of the header, a box contains information and tools related to the status of the user. When accessing the website, these are:
Once the user is logged in, apart from the , , icons seen above, these are:
The breadcrumb trail shows at a glance what the user is currently doing in the database. The top contains the modules and the bottom contains the menus.
At all levels of website exploration, you will find in this part of the interface the main ways to explore and search the data. The selected objects have a toolbar. Because this part is very important, it will be further developed at each level of data visualization.
The toolbar often contains three parts:
This zone contains features as reminder of items that are currently being handled, which can be sources, datasets, records, cognate sets, recordsets, alignments or correspondence sets.A toolbar is associated with each type of object, with occasional overlaps due to the nature of related objects (it appears when necessary above this zone, on the same line as the breadcrumb trail).
By default, all (source/dataset/record) boxes are checked, you can invert the selection by using the icon.
This zone contains the objects that you select while browsing Explorer and by using search tools will be displayed
in this section. You can select them individually
or as a bundle
to transfer them into Active elements (where it will be possible to make
The icon will empty this zone.
This zone contains tools under development.
This contains legal information about the website, bibliographic references for citation in articles based on work carried out using RefLex, a list of enriched internal links and a direct link to the administrator's e-mail address.
RefLex provides two types of objects:
These two objects are composed by several fields (only searchable fields are presented here).
A source is composed by the following fields:
Each source contains records. A record is composed by the following fields. There are three kinds of fields: original fields (from the author), unified fields (from the expert), and fields filled by algorithms.
|ORIGINAL FIELDS (from the author)||UNIFIED FIELDS (from the expert)||FIELDS FILLED BY ALGORITHMS|
|Complete form [FRM]||Unified form [FUN]||Simplified form [FSI]|
|Phonetic code [COD]|
|Original translation [TRA]||French translation [TUF]|
|English traduction [TUE]|
|Author grammatical category [CGO]||Grammatical category [CGR]|
|Author's comment [COA]||Input comment [CSA]|
|Consonant alternations [ALT]|
|Plural nominal class [CLP]|
|Singular nominal class [CLS]|
|Tonal pattern [STO]|
|Syllabic pattern [SCS]||Consonantic pattern [SCC]|
From these objects, several modules, tools and operations are available.
Several operations are available via the icons in the toolbars.
There are available from the breadcrumb trail.
Two derived modules from RefLex, MAPme et STATme , are available online as a standalone services.
Main tools are: