Plants and animals have local names in the languages of the places they are encountered. Usually, though, it is difficult to be sure whether names in different languages refer to the same species. Kamusi uses international taxonomic designations as a pivot for linking the terms for flora and fauna across languages. When our resources allow, we will incorporate the open Catalogue of Life, the most comprehensive and authoritative 🌎 global index of species currently available. The Catalogue holds essential information on the names, relationships and distributions of over 1.6 million species, which we will match against other🔢 data sources that match to non-English species names, to seed development of a comprehensive 👅👅👅 multilingual taxonomic dictionary. As with other projects in our pipeline, we can push forward quickly to activate Taxonomy as soon as we can pay for the work.
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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