It is with great pleasure that we announce the relaunch of the Middle High German Term Database (MHDBDB), which will take place in Open Beta on 11th November 2023.

For those of you who are not yet familiar with our database, we would like to offer a brief introduction: The Middle High German Term Database, or MHDBDB for short, is a powerful research tool for Middle High German. Its main components include a search engine and a comprehensive dictionary in which meanings are analysed using corpus-based word articles. These articles link the various occurrences in the corpus with the corresponding meanings that apply in the respective context. This enables users not only to search for individual words, strings and terms, but also to process far more complex queries. Various annotation levels, such as grammatical data and metadata, are also available.

Over the past few months, we have been working intensely on updating the MHDBDB, including the design of a new user interface. Don’t worry, the old MHDBDB is still available to you. The new MHDBDB is currently in the Open Beta version, which means that development is not yet complete. There may therefore often be longer waiting times. We ask for your patience and help with debugging.

Now it’s your turn: We are looking forward to hearing your opinion on the new design! We would be delighted if we could win you over as a beta tester. This only requires about 30 minutes of your time, during which you can give us valuable feedback (your answers are anonymous).

For this purpose, we have prepared a survey, which you can find on the page directly or under the following link: Click here to access the survey.

Optionally, we also offer guiding questions to help you explore the new MHDBDB. Of course, you are also welcome to browse freely on our platform: Here you can find the optional guiding questions.

We hope that you will enjoy the new MHDBDB and look forward to your feedback.