The Chicago Hittite Dictionary Project began in 1975 in answer to a recognized need for a Hittite-English lexical tool—a concordance for lexicographical research for all parts of the corpus of Hittite texts. Several volumes of the multivolume dictionary have now been published and many more are in preparation. The “Electronic Chicago Hittite Dictionary” (eCHD) is a vehicle for disseminating the contents of the dictionary in an electronic form suitable for advanced philological research.
The eCHD makes use of the Online Cultural and Historical Research Environment (OCHRE), an innovative, integrative approach to cultural, scientific, and historical information management. Launch the eCHD using the following link: eCHD in OCHRE.
OCHRE requires the Java Runtime Environment (version 6 or later), which comes preinstalled on most computers. If you do not have Java, or are not sure you have the latest version, click here to install Java, free of charge. OCHRE requires a high-speed Internet connection, at least 1 GB of main memory, and a screen resolution of at least 1024 × 768 pixels. Apple Macintosh users must have OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard” or higher. See the OCHRE Data Service website for answers to frequently asked questions about installing and running OCHRE.