A proposal to give some DICTIONARY pre-installed on the XOs that will be delivered to Peruvian Kids
sj at laptop.org
Tue Mar 11 19:32:19 EDT 2008
2008/3/11 info at olpc-peru.info <info at olpc-peru.info>:
> I agree: some "dynamic" database will be better than a "static" database.
> It is not hard to build: just add a form and some "append/sort" routine to
> the main database. Easy to say! (smile)... the "upgrade/add words" option
> Internet connection... many security issues raise up!). So... the
> "add/upgrade" option or form needs to feed some "php" or java or phyton
> or... any other language that can be installed on the XO (I don't know which
> ones are installed in this moment... which languages come installed with the
> XO? Phyton and... what else? )
Effectively, just Python.
> Sharing new words: how the modifications of one user can be "shared" with
> the rest of the "group" or the rest of the "neighborhood" ? Possible
> * The school server will collect, organize and share the "additional words
> & meanings".
To keep a record of all dictionary changes made by each individual,
you will need to do something on a machine or site with a fair bit of
memory that intends to be up for a long time.
XOs will probably want a way to merge a new dictionary with their
existing one, from the mesh, a server, or another place; it has no
reason to store lots of changes in memory.
> So we will have "english word =
> spanish word" or "english word = english meaning" ... and many other
> combinations: common phrases... localisms... concepts... etc.
Also picture dictionaries, working in both directions (word to image,
or image to words in various languages).
> Othe names different than "words" ?
Do you mean phrases?
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