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Re: [SLUG] OpenOffice Australian Dictionary - work in progress
- To: slug <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] OpenOffice Australian Dictionary - work in progress
- From: Michael Lake <Mike.Lake@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon Mar 17 13:43:02 2003
- Cc: Ken Foskey <foskey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Organization: University of Technology, Sydney
Ken Foskey wrote:
> Any volunteers...
> -----Forwarded Message-----
> > From: Kelvin <demo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: kevin.hendricks@xxxxxxxxxxxx, discuss <discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, rju@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [discuss] Australian Dictionary - work in progress
> > Date: 16 Mar 2003 11:01:08 +1100
> > My name is Kelvin and with the aid and guidance from Kevin Hendricks, I have been putting together an Australian dictionary.
> > 1/ Add in Australian specific proper nouns and places and any other commonly used
> > Australian words that ....
> > Note also with words you need to provide all variations. For example: dog, dogs and dog's.
> > I took the English GB dictionary.
> > Had it unmunched by Kevin.
> > Passed the resulting list through an Australian dictionary I have on my computer and marked every word which was highlighted as incorrect. (About 30,000 to 40,000 keystrokes so I'm sure I picked the most inefficient method).
> > Created two lists which was a valid list and an invalid list.
> > Provided the valid list back to Kevin for munching
> > That list is now our alpha dictionary which is posted on my website.
I applaud the effort but this does not sound like the right way to go.
It will never be complete and will always be rather out of date. The
best way would be to approach Macquarie University and contact the
people that actually compile the Macquarie Dictionary. Ask them to if
you can work with them on an Aust version for Open Office. I am sure
that will be only too happy to do that for free. After all they are
using public money.
That way the Aussie version of the Open Office dic will come out with
updated versions at the same time and be as complete and up-to-date as
the Macquarie Dictionary.
Uni of Technol., Sydney
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