Association for the Promotion of Languages via Lexicography and Open Data

Example of online non open source dictionary

Presentation, concrete case: Larousse

The website of the famous publishing house Larousse offers an online French dictionary, bilingual dictionaries, and an encyclopedia. The site is available in different european languages (French, English, Italian, Spanish, and German) and offers French-Arabic and French-Chinese dictionaries. Larousse is a reference in the French-speaking community, for language professionnels as well as for university students. Here is the link to the site : http://www.larousse.fr/.

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Conclusion

This tool is very convenient and reliable, however, one doesn’t have access to the data available in the paying version. The interface would be better if it were refined. Finally, users can’t reuse the data, for example in a software.