Multiword expressions like "give me a break" present insurmountable challenges for most dictionary and translation systems. Is the photo above an African, a 🐠 fish, an eagle, or an African fish eagle? Our solution is embedded in our new 🔢 data model and Pre:D. Party terms (two or more words that take on a unique meaning when they play together, also known as MWEs) are treated in Kamusi as regular dictionary entries, which can be given definitions, and linked to translations of the concept across languages. What's more, if a party term can be split across a sentence (e.g., "she drives me and all my friends up the wall"), we mark where it can be separated, so that we can find the different parts when they occur in a 📃 text and put them back together with their definitions and translations.
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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