The Demopaedia team will be present at the next International Population Conference in Busan.
If you attend the conference, please, come to our oral communication which will be held on Tuesday August 27, from 15:30 to 17:00 (Bexco, room 213). The new Korean dictionary will also be presented in a side meeting organized by the Planned Population Federation of Korea (PPFK) on "Population Issues & Official development assistance" (open to all) at 19:00 (Bexco, room 110).

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Go to: Introduction to Demopædia | Instructions on use | Downloads
Chapters: Preface | 1. General concepts | 2. The treatment and processing of population statistics | 3. Distribution and classification of the population | 4. Mortality and morbidity | 5. Nuptiality | 6. Fertility | 7. Population growth and replacement | 8. Spatial mobility | 9. Economic and social aspects of demography
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Index: Global Index | Index of chapter 1 | Index of chapter 2 | Index of chapter 3 | Index of chapter 4 | Index of chapter 5 | Index of chapter 6 | Index of chapter 7 | Index of chapter 8 | Index of chapter 9

Using the Dictionary

Each dictionary starts with section 10 (General concepts), whose paragraphs are numbered starting from 101. That is, sections are identified by two-digit codes and paragraphs within them are identified by adding a third digit. There are normally between 5 and 9 paragraphs per section. In the Wiki platform, each section is an Internet page.

Each paragraph describes a demographic concept using other related terms. Terms presented in bold face constitute the key terminology presented by the Dictionary and are denoted by TextTerm in the wiki version. A TextTerm is uniquely identified by its footnote number. Therefore, the location of a TextTerm can be established by knowing its paragraph number and footnote number as, for instance, 101-1, which is the location code for the term demography. These numerical codes facilitate the linking of terms in different languages. Sometimes an actual footnote is used to provide comments on the use of a particular term. For more information on how the coding scheme of the Dictionaries works, please refer to the original preface to each edition.

When a section is displayed (an Internet page with a number on top), navigation bars display links to the chapters and sections of the Dictionary. The links are presented in terms of titles for the chapters and two-digit codes for the sections. Sections sharing the same first digit belong to the same chapter. The second edition of the Dictionary has nine chapters.

Above and below the navigation bars presenting links to chapters and sections, additional navigation bars present links to the different language modules. Note that, when available, there are different links to the first and second editions in a given language.

Accessing the translation of terms

To access the translation of a TextTerm, click on the term desired in order to display a page having only the paragraph in which it appears. Just above the paragraph, a box labelled “Translation” appears. Click on the “show” button on that box. A table with the TextTerms contained in the paragraph displayed in all the languages appears. By clicking on the name of the language to which the translation is sought, the paragraph is displayed in that language.

Listening to the pronunciation of a term

Just below each paragraph, a box with links to audio files containing the right pronunciation of each term is displayed. Clicking on those links accesses the audio files. Note, however, that preparation of the audio files is in progress and links in red indicate that the audio file is not yet available.

Accessing the Multilingual Demographic Dictionary directly by its URL

Accessing a numbered paragraph of the second edition ...

To access a numbered paragraph, for instance, paragraph 632 in the Arabic second edition (ar-ii), the URL can be typed in directly by noting that the number of the section (page) where the paragraph is located is 63 (that is, the first two digits of the paragraph number). Therefore the wiki address is: http://ar-ii.demopaedia.org/wiki/63

... and of the first edition ...

To access a paragraph in the first edition using the URL, just use i instead of ii after the language code. In the example above, the wiki address for the first edition is: http://ar-i.demopaedia/wiki/63 . Note that many sections have the same number in the first and second editions, but not all.

... the two-letter code for each language

The list of two-letter language codes (ISO 639) is:

Language codes

Code Language
ar Arabic
cs Czech
de German
en English
es Spanish
et Estonian
it Italian
ja Japanese
fi Finnish
fr French
pl Polish
pt Portuguese
ru Russian
sv Swedish
zh Chinese

Accessing directly to a term or expression

It is also possible to access a TextTerm directly. For instance, the term “age-specific fertility rates” within the second edition of the English Dictionary (en-ii) can be accessed via the URL, http://en-ii.demopaedia.org/wiki/Age-specific fertility rates. Note that spaces within the TextTerm are automatically replaced by underscores in the URL address. If the expression desired contains accents or non-Latin characters, enter them into the URL. They will be replaced automatically by their Unicode values.


Go to: Introduction to Demopædia | Instructions on use | Downloads
Chapters: Preface | 1. General concepts | 2. The treatment and processing of population statistics | 3. Distribution and classification of the population | 4. Mortality and morbidity | 5. Nuptiality | 6. Fertility | 7. Population growth and replacement | 8. Spatial mobility | 9. Economic and social aspects of demography
Pages: 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 80 | 81 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93
Index: Global Index | Index of chapter 1 | Index of chapter 2 | Index of chapter 3 | Index of chapter 4 | Index of chapter 5 | Index of chapter 6 | Index of chapter 7 | Index of chapter 8 | Index of chapter 9