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Digital Dictionaries of South Asia
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Title: Digital Dictionaries of South Asia
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Description: A project led by the the University of Chicago's Southern Asia Department and Chicago's South Asia Language and Area Center to make available at least one bi-lingual dictionary for each of the languages of South Asia. Other collaborators include: Columbia University, North Carolina State University, and the universities of Michigan and Wisconsin. Experiments include negotiation with a publisher for the rights to sell access to other universities under a license with royalty payments to the publisher, addition of TEI dictionary tags to pre-existing lexical data, and display of South Asian scripts over the Web. Experiments under funding from the CIC and three South Asia National Resource Centers are leading to preparation of a major proposal to the Department of Education for the balance of necessary support to convert approximately 115 megabytes of lexical data over a five-year period. Kriyavin Tarkalat Tamil Akarati [Cre:A: Tamil-Tamil-English dictionary] (Madras: Cre:A:, 1992) and Tarkalat Tamil maraputtotar akarati [Tamil-Tamil-English dictionary of idioms and phrases in contemporary Tamil] (Madras: MOZHI:, 1997) have been brought up as searchable dictionaries. Sample entries are available for viewing outside the University computer domain and full text databases for both publications are available for use on campus. This experiment includes the use of GIF images for display of Tamil characters, a left-to-right script.
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Foreign Languages
Geographic Coverage: South Asia (general region)
Objects Represented: Dictionaries
Format: text/html
Interaction with Collection: Search
Frequency of additions: Irregularly
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Notes: Various bi-lingual South Asian dictionaries
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