After six months of work supported by an IEG grant
, a database of more than 6 million etymology entries in 3365 languages has been generated from the English Wiktionary (SPARQL endpoint http://etytree-virtuoso.wmflabs.org
) and a first version of the visual etymology dictionary has been released:
A graphical and interactive etymology dictionary based on Wiktionary
We are happy to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation has supported us with a second grant! Thanks to all supporters!
There are three main aspects we are tryng to improve right now:
- Front end: visual interface (a proof of concept of the tool is available here);
- Back end: Etymology sections parsing and queries;
- Community dissemination.
For more details about the current version check the renewal proposal
If you find the tool interesting and have comments, please write in the Discussion page of the grant proposal.