Introduction

The European Cyclopedia is a database of comprehensive descriptions of various organizations, institutions, policies, ideologies, events and figures related to European Studies. Since the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community(ECSC) in 1952, Europe has become an integral part of various aspects of politics, culture, as well as economic aspects. Since then, the European Union(EU), which was launched in 1993, has had a great significance in that it can be used as a mirror when faced with the task of 'exchanges with neighbouring countries' in the modern society where interchange between countries is increasingly active. In addition, since there is an increase in direct and indirect exchanges between the European Union, European countries and the Republic of Korea, information on European studies and their concepts is important. This database divides 1,226 headwords into two broad categories: "area" and "type." There are six categories in the "area": Politics / Economy / Law / Society / Culture / History / General. Within the "type" are organizations such as organizations, institutions, policies, programs, action plans, theories, ideologies, events, there are various kinds of classification. In addition to basic search, database users can browse all headwords belonging to the category at a glance using browsing search according to the category of interest. Since the two classification criteria are arranged in parallel with each other, it is possible to select the heading that satisfies both criteria by selecting the "area" of interest and the "type" of interest. In addition, when connecting with "OR", all headwords corresponding to the union of two criteria can be selected and displayed. Additionally, the browsing search function can be categorized according to the English alphabet and Hangul. For example, if you select "A" in the browsing search window, you can see all headwords with the first letter of the headword "A". Likewise, when the Hangul letter “ㄱ” is selected in the browsing search window, it is possible to identify all headwords in which the heading word name starts with “ㄱ”. The headwords of this database are linked to each other by "association words". At the bottom of the contents that can be checked when searching for a headword, related words to the headword are presented. The associations presented here are all headwords in the European Cyclopedia database. Therefore, if you click on a related word, you can check the contents of the related word in a new window using the "Overlap" function provided. If there is a link in the content of the new window, you can click it again to check the contents. In other words, the database user can use the associative function to refer to the heading of interest and check the contents.

Expect Effect / Research Utilization

This database covers all headings in terms of area (politics, economy, law, society / culture, history, general) and type (organization / organization / institution, policy / program / action plan, theory / idea, event). Since the two categories are arranged in parallel with each other, the "region of interest" or the "type of interest" can be selected separately. Then, by linking this with "AND", it is possible to select the headwords that meet both criteria, so that each subject and study can selectively access their own interest headwords and use the contents. Furthermore, in the case of connecting with "OR" in addition to AND, all the headwords corresponding to the union of the two criteria can also be selected. As a result, we can comprehensively explore the trends of the headlines of interest of other neighbours and scholars. This database can be used to help a multidimensional understanding of the European region. The headwords of this database have related words that are related to the corresponding heading at the bottom of the content column. If you click an associated word, you can see the contents of the associated word as a new heading. In short, the database user can use the associative function to check the content of the heading word of interest continuously. This database can then be used to deepen understanding of the European region. In addition, the contents of the headword are composed of a short sentence structure in plain style in order to improve the readability of the contents; this is so that the general public can easily grasp the general understanding and trend of the European region. From this point of view, we expect that this database can be used as useful basic data for academic societies, universities and related organizations and companies that study Europe. It is also expected to be of great use in broadening the public's understanding of the European region.

Project Name : Basic Research Support for Foundational Human/Social Science Researches
Research Title : Cyclopedia of the European Studies [ KRM Task Information ]
Chief of Research :
Research Institution : HANKUK UNIVERSITY OF FOREIGN STUDIES
Research Period : 3 Years (SEPTEMBER 01, 2014 - AUGUST 31, 2017)