Association for the Promotion of Languages via Lexicography and Open Data

Online open source dictionaries

Presentation, concrete case: Wikitionnary

This is a collaborative dictionary created through the free template engine of Wikipedia, used for every wiki sites. It exists in various languages (its pages have been translated) and the site offers about 3,400 languages. Here is its presentation page in French : http://fr.wiktionary.org/wiki/Wiktionnaire:Page_d%E2%80%99accueil.

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Conclusion

This tool is of a great quality but doesn’t offer any data to download, so it can only be used online. It enables, for a good amount of words, to find a translation in other languages. It is very useful for people who don’t possess any « professional » dictionaries.