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Launch of Online Arabic Dictionary + Ontology

Launch of Online Arabic Dictionary + Ontology | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it
A computer science professor at Birzeit University has built an online tool called Arabic Ontology that is both a comprehensive dictionary of Arabic and a system that will enable the creation of new Arabic-language software, such as better machine translation.
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Scientific Analysis of the (English) Urban Dictionary Demonstrates Tracking Linguistic Innovation

Scientific Analysis of the (English) Urban Dictionary Demonstrates Tracking Linguistic Innovation | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

So just how good is the Urban Dictionary (a web site) at capturing new words, and how does it compare with more conventional approaches to producing online dictionaries?
Today, we get an answer of sorts thanks to the work of Dong Nguyen at the Alan Turing Institute in London and a few pals, who compare the Urban Dictionary and its content with Wiktionary, another crowdsourced dictionary. “To the best of our knowledge, this is the first systematic study of Urban Dictionary at this scale." 

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Hopefully other-language groups are compiling equivalent urban/lifestyle dictionaries in other languages. 

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Follow the Oxford English Dictionary and Crowdsource Regional Vocab for Every/Any Language

Follow the Oxford English Dictionary and Crowdsource Regional Vocab for Every/Any Language | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it
The Oxford English Dictionary is asking the public to help it mine the regional differences of English around the world to expand its record of the language, with early submissions ranging from New Zealand’s “munted” to Hawaii’s “hammajang”.
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VÉgA – User-friendly Online Dictionary of Egyptian Heiroglyphs

VÉgA, or Ancient Egyptian Vocabulary, is an online digital dictionary, produced by the Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3. It aims to become an indispensable and constantly updated research platform, as well as a media for international scientific collaboration. Users (researcher, student or amateur) can study the words of the Egyptian vocabulary by accessing the most recent academic information online.

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Free until Sunday June 17,  then €5 to 10 per month.

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