wordnik – check it out!


Today there was an article in the Vancouver Sun (page B8 if you have it) about this new dictionary site:
http://www.wordnik.com/
The article’s title was “Online dictionary is lixicography’s answer to the Swiss Army knife”

“Predicted to become the new Google of dictionaries…marries the definitions of 1.7 million words with relevant information, images, and multimedia plumbed from Web 2.0…”

The creators and staff are well qualified, including
– Co-founder Erin McKean, former editor-in-chief for American Dictionareis
at Oxford U. Press.
– VP of the American Dialect Society.
– Two computational lexicographers, one of whom developed the Oxford English
Corpus.

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