Paper: Tools facilitating better use of online dictionaries: Technical aspects of Multidict, Wordlink and Clilstore

ACL ID W14-4603
Title Tools facilitating better use of online dictionaries: Technical aspects of Multidict, Wordlink and Clilstore
Venue Celtic Language Technology Workshop
Session
Year 2014
Authors

The Internet contains a plethora of openly available dictionaries of many kinds, translating between thousands of language pairs. Three tools are described, Multidict, Wordlink and Clilstore, all openly available at multidict.net, which enable these diverse resources to be harnessed, unified, and utilised in ergonomic fashion. They are of particular benefit to intermediate level language learners, but also to re- searchers and learners of all kinds. Multidict facilitates finding and using online dictionaries in hun- dreds of languages, and enables easy switching between different dictionaries and target languages. It enables the utilization of page-image dictionaries in the Web Archive. Wordlink can link most webpag- es word by word to online dictionaries via Multidict. Clilstore...