[freedict] Re: Self Introduction
- From: Karl Bartel <email@example.com>
- To: "FreeDict (Mailingliste)" <freedict@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 26 May 2021 13:28:12 +0200
Hi and welcome, Tyler!
I was actually curious - I know CEDICT and ECDICT are two very popular
Chinese <> English dictionaries, and was wondering if their licensing would
allow FreeDict to offer Chinese dictionaries based on them. I could help
port to TEI if needed (though I think maybe PyGlossary can also do this…?).
I like pyglossary, but as far as I know, it does not output any real
semantic structure like we use in FreeDict (or you in ODXML). The output is
mostly formatted text and keywords attached to it for search.
And one final note – I’ve also developed a fully open-source dictionary
file format <https://github.com/TheOpenDictionary/odict>, that, unlike a
lot of others, isn’t based on underlying HTML, as an open spec, compiles to
binary from an XML markup, and features a case-insensitive entry lookup
baked into its API.
Interesting. I haven't seen the combination of semantic content + built-in
lookup data structure + binary format before. You're not making it easy to
establish this though, since the semantic content limits your data sources
and the custom end user format limits the number of applications able to
consume the format.
Good luck with this and Linguistic!
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