Conundrum: we want 👪 people to find our 🔢 data, but we don't want the search 🤖 robots to kill us with their crawls. We have millions of entries for myriad languages. Many entries have multiple data elements (plural forms, definitions, etc). Each element is wrapped in html for display, and rdf for sharing as open data. Many entries have hyperlinks to their equivalents in languages around the globe. This is Big Data, and it is too much to expose in its entirety to big search engines. We could put all the data behind search walls, but then the search engines would never be able to direct people to the unique language information they are looking for. For example, with our 🔢 data hidden in our database rather than having 🌍📖 world-readable URLs for each term, you cannot go to specific entries, only to dictionary lookup results. Instead, we need some clever engineering that exposes the very basic information to the 🤖 robots, but reserves serving the good stuff to real 👪 people. To help fine-tune how we are searched, or to fund de-optimization, please contact us!
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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