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Logos Dictionary

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Logos Dictionary is a multilingual online dictionary provided by Logos Group, a European translation company. It was founded in 1995 by Rodrigo Vergara,[1] and was one of the first and largest multilingual dictionaries on the web. In 1996, it was made freely accessible on the Web, and had over a thousand translators contributing to over a million entries.[2] At the time, it was described by translator Robert Clark as the fastest growing dictionary.[3][4] As of 2005 it contained over seven million terms in over 200 languages, some of them minority languages as Breton, Leonese, Scots or Venetian.

The dictionary offers a variety of search options, and requires free registration in order to add or update translations.[5] It includes a multilingual portal for using the dictionary, [6] a Linguistic Resources database of over 500 glossaries, a Universal Conjugator database for conjugation of verbs,[7] and a children's dictionary with multilingual usage examples.[8][9]

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  1. ^ Esselink, Bert (2001). "Turtles and Terms" (PDF). Language International.
  2. ^ Giussani, Bruno (April 15, 1997). "Italian Company Turns Dictionary into Living Organism". archive.nytimes.com. Retrieved April 14, 2024.
  3. ^ The Logos Living Dictionary - an Unprecedented Internet Resource (PDF). ACL Anthology. 1996.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  4. ^ Computer Assisted Translation seminar in Slovenia (PDF). Language International. 1995.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  5. ^ Velez, Antonino (2007). Dictionnaires à portée de souris (PDF). Polimetrica International Scientific Publisher Monza/Italy.
  6. ^ Untangling the Web (PDF). Center for Digital Content, National Security Administration. 2007. pp. 290–292.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  7. ^ "From the Print Media to the Internet, by Marie Lebert | The Online Books Page". onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu. Retrieved April 14, 2024.
  8. ^ Scheller-Boltz; Weinberger, Helmut (February 1, 2017). Lexikographische Innovation - Innovative Lexikographie: Bi- und multilinguale Wörterbücher in Gegenwart und Zukunft: Projekte, Konzepte, Visionen (in German). Georg Olms Verlag. p. 168. ISBN 978-3-487-15541-8.
  9. ^ "Logos Dictionary for Children". www.logosdictionary.org. Retrieved April 14, 2024.

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