After we developed 😂🌎🤖 EmojiWorldBot on the Telegram platform, Facebook opened Bot for Messenger. In 2017, we converted 😂🌎🤖 to the new Facebook bot environment, and added substantially more features. Most notably, KamusiBot on Facebook offers full multilingual dictionary search capabilities. Users of Facebook Messenger can start a chat with kamusiproject and type a search such as go/Spanish/Russian/coche, and receive sense-itemized results, as well as any associated emojis. To continue with the same language parameters, the user need only input their search term. Thus, without installing anything new or visiting any website, 2,000,000,000 Facebook users have one-click access to look up a word within or between dozens of languages, just by typing it.
Next steps for the bot include interactive features to elicit lexical data from users, and porting the package back to Telegram and onward to services including WeChat (one billion users), Twitter (300 million users), and Skype (300 million users). The aim is to make high-quality linguistic data ubiquitously available to as many people as possible, in a rapidly increasing number of languages.
These are the languages for which we have datasets that we are actively working toward putting online. Languages that are Active for you to search are marked with "A" in the list below.
•A = Active language, aligned and searchable
•c = Data 🔢 elicited through the Comparative African Word List
•d = Data from independent sources that Kamusi participants align playing 🐥📊 DUCKS
•e = Data from the 🎮 games you can play on 😂🌎🤖 EmojiWorldBot
•P = Pending language, data in queue for alignment
•w = Data from 🔠🕸 WordNet teams
We are actively creating new software for you to make use of and contribute to the 🎓 knowledge we are bringing together. Learn about software that is ready for you to download or in development, and the unique data systems we are putting in place for advanced language learning and technology:
Our biggest struggle is keeping Kamusi online and keeping it free. We cannot charge money for our services because that would block access to the very people we most want to benefit, the students and speakers of languages around the world that are almost always excluded from information technology. So, we ask, request, beseech, beg you, to please support our work by donating as generously as you can to help build and maintain this unique public resource.
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