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Re: full_wordlist

--- Ahmad Al-rasheedan <asr at baldi dot cc> wrote:
> On Monday 21 July 2003 03:56, Nadim Shaikli wrote:
> [snip snip]
> > full_wordlist will have its own page soon
> As a humble contributer to the full_wordlist, I don't know the members of
> the project nor some theoretical time line for the work to be online at 
> "dict.org".  
> Can a good soul shed some light on the "road map" of the full_wordlist and
> dict.org? What needs to be done to reach that stage?

Sure, I had posted a few times with regard to a self-imposed deadline (which
we obviously didn't even come close to meeting - May 15th).


A number of people had signed-up to work and help out, but (very unfortunately)
they did not keep to THEIR words and simply disappeared (could we hear back
from you so that we know if we should take you off the list below ?).  What
we have now is the following cumulative status,

  Letter   |  Person/Status
    A      |  Ossama K.    is working on it  (DONE !!!)
    B      |  Ossama K.    is working on it ?
    C      |  Ahmad Al-R.  is working on it  (DONE !!!)
    D      |  Ahmad AL-R.  is working on it ?
    M      |  Munzir T.    is working on it ?
    N      |  Yousef Raffa is working on it ?
    O      |  Anmar O.     is working on it ?
    S      |  Anmar O.     is working on it ?
    Y      |  Yousef Raffa is working on it ?
    Z      |  Anmar O.     is working on it  (DONE !!!)

Note that DONE means first round is completed - we'll need to revisit
for fuzzy terms and terms that can't be found anywhere.

So in terms of when do we need this work completed - its yesterday :-)
What are your thoughts on when realistically we can complete all this ?

> Lastly, after we do the do and have an Arabic dictionary online, would a
> dict client like kdict or gdict do or we need to develop our own dict
> client?

As for your question about dict.org - the idea behind full_wordlist (again
as noted on this list - search the archives) is to distribute it not only
internally put to supply it to the various dictionary websites out there
that are seeking such info (we've had 3-4 in the past asking for completed
work).  Also once completed, QaMoose will be modified/altered to support the
DICT protocol (dict.org) which means that you will be able to use any dict
client you like to access all these terms.  QaMoose will continue (in concept)
to function as a place to suggest/augment new entries, etc but that will
decrease in importance once our full_wordlist matures with time.  The key
now is to get the full_wordlist completed which will trigger a load of other
things to come to fruition.

Hope that makes sense and keep up the GREAT work.


 - Nadim

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