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I want to create a English - English dictionary. Therefore i need a database, where can i find a database.
Posted 18-Apr-12 6:22am
Updated 18-Apr-12 14:22pm
Shahin Khorshidnia 18-Apr-12 20:21pm
Is "finding a En - En" dictionary related to C#?
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Solution 1

Please see the following references.[^]
There is a free version of WordWeb subject to licensing terms, as given in their website.[^][^]
They may be helpful.
SAKryukov 22-Apr-12 21:51pm
The references could be very useful, especially the set of dictionaries; my 5.
However, I found that the database speed was not quite sufficient for my purpose of creating a dictionary application (however, it was several years ago, and my requirements were serious). So -- please see my answer.
VJ Reddy 22-Apr-12 22:42pm
Thank you, SA.
Seen your answer.
Really excellent information and suggestions on the issue of dictionary at one place.
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Solution 2

I have a really fast dictionary application (with nearly O(1) complexity of the search which means it does not depends on the size of the dictionary), so I found that database cannot provide satisfactory speed, but a file with thoroughly designed indexing can.

Please my past answers on the problem:
what is the best way to create a dictionary application[^],
Is there any English dictionary including pronunciations?[^],
Dictionary in android as app with eclipse[^].

I use this application by myself and I would not mind to share this code, but unfortunately it is far from being ready for that. I though that some ideas and some information on my experience could be useful for you.

VJ Reddy 22-Apr-12 22:38pm
Comprehensive answer. 5!
SAKryukov 22-Apr-12 23:02pm
Well, not really comprehensive; and I'm not sure it is useful, but thank you.

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