The RBN (Referentie Bestand Nederlands, Reference File Dutch)
This Dutch Reference File, usable as point of departure for various dictionary projects involving various languages, was compiled because the CLVV intended to avoid the necessity to pay for the use of a Dutch database for every single project (involving different publishers).
The structure of the lexicon is presented as follows:
The macro is based on a core of basic vocabulary. This core was the 'Basiswoordenboek van de Nederlandse Taal' (Basic Dictionary of the Dutch Language) published by Van Dale, with a macro of 25.000 entries.
An example of the encoding of
the RBN is shown in section 1.4.3 SGML Examples
of RBN data.