The material acquired by the fieldworkers, dialect, image and audio data, requires relatively complex technolgy to process.
Several programs were developed for the ALD-II:
- DMG ("Dialect MapGenerator") for managing dialect data
- MapGenerator integrated into DMG generates the maps
- SDB the "sound database", for administering the audio data and for listening to it. Currently the second revised Version is in use.
- SuBIReS ("Supplementary Book and Index Retrieval System") the system that generates the printed indices, supplement books etc.
All programs named above are based on a client-server infrastructure. The data is stored on a server and provided to the client via a well-defined interface. DMG is based on EJB (Enterprise Java Beans) technology while SDB2 and SuBIReS are based on Web services.
Since fall of 2010, a "real" server has been available to the ALD-II project to manage all data. It's located at the Department of IT-Services at the University of Salzburg and is tied to the University's infrastructure there.