In the early 1990s, after having used Bring for several years in doing various kinds of semantic analysis, Jens Allwood (then Department of Linguistics, University of Gothenburg) made an agreement with Samhall (a Swedish labor market organization that employed persons with a handicap) for a collaborative project, in which Samhall would scan Bring, so that it would be available electronically. After checking the scanned version to correct OCR errors, it became available in 1997, as a relational database file and in raw text format.
The work on the digital version of Bring was resumed in 2011, when Språkbanken agreed to make Bring available under an open-content license and maintain it as a component of its integrated lexical resource for Swedish language technology. As a result of this work, undertaken by Lars Borin, about 1000 remaining OCR errors have been corrected, and Bring has been partially mapped to the other lexical resources through SALDO. This is the separate Blingbring resource which is under continuous development.
The resource decribed here – Bring version 1.0 – constitutes a digital version of the complete original content of Bring's Svenskt ordförråd ordnat i begreppsklasser [The Swedish vocabulary arranged into conceptual classes] (1930), with no added information, except that explicit links to the corresponding heads in Roget's Thesaurus have been provided. Bring can be used under the license Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) 4.0 International