Estonian Riddles Database
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Eesti mõistatuste andmebaas
The database was created at the Department of Folkloristics of the Estonian Literary Museum. The foundation for the database was 2,800 Word 7.0 format data tables, on the basis of which the manuscripts of the main volumes I (2001) and II (2002) of the academic publication "Estonian Riddles" (ER) were compiled. The database is available in three variants; this version is converted into an xml-formatted "base reader", which provides 95,751 entries of the texts of Estonian riddles by groups of 20,000 entries in the order of the types and texts of EM I-II (unlike the online interface of the database, in which entries are given by groups of 1000). Auxiliary materials for the database (not all included here) are: 1) all the information contained in the ER I-II paper editions; 2) thematic register of solutions; 3) a contour map of Estonian parishes with parish abbreviations; 4) an autonomous general purpose mapping machine.
The database uses source material common with academic editions of Estonian riddles:
Estonian Riddles [Eesti mõistatused] I, [riddle types] 1–1350 = Aenigmata Estonica I, 1–1350 / Institute of the Estonian Language, Estonian Literary Museum, University of Tartu; compiled by Anne Hussar, Arvo Krikmann, Rein Saukas, Piret Voolaid; edited by Arvo Krikmann and Rein Saukas. Tartu: Estonian Language Foundation, 2001 (Tallinn: Pakett), 891 pages.
Estonian Riddles [Eesti mõistatused] II, [riddle types] 1351–2800 = Aenigmata Estonica II, 1351–2800 / Institute of the Estonian Language, Estonian Literary Museum, University of Tartu; compiled by Anne Hussar, Arvo Krikmann, Rein Saukas, Piret Voolaid; edited by Arvo Krikmann and Rein Saukas. Tartu: Estonian Language Foundation, 2002 (Tallinn: Pakett), 877 pages.
Compilers of the electronic database: Jaak Krikmann (php), Arvo Krikmann (author, consultant).
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