[OLPC library] A proposal to give some DICTIONARY pre-installed on the XOs that will be delivered to Peruvian Kids
kalyan97 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 20:38:38 EDT 2008
Sorry for digressing on the subject of Dictionaries on OLPC and taking the
issue beyond Peru. I had earlier given a free licence to use, and submitted
my Indian Lexicon (for 25 languages) for inclusion in OLPC. A general
consensus may have to be arrived at on the availability of basic
lexical/language resources at various levels, from primary to secondary
school levels. Every prospective OLPC user is a child and will not be
restricted to children alone, particularly in, for example, the rural areas
of India with one billion population with a large percentage of illiteracy.
Best regards, Dr. S. kalyanaraman
On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 5:02 AM, Samuel Klein <sj at laptop.org> wrote:
> 2008/3/11 info at olpc-peru.info <info at olpc-peru.info>:
> > I agree: some "dynamic" database will be better than a "static"
> > It is not hard to build: just add a form and some "append/sort" routine
> > the main database. Easy to say! (smile)... the "upgrade/add words"
> > 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
> > ones are installed in this moment... which languages come installed with
> > XO? Phyton and... what else? )
> Effectively, just Python.
> > Sharing new words: how the modifications of one user can be "shared"
> > the rest of the "group" or the rest of the "neighborhood" ? Possible
> > answers:
> > * The school server will collect, organize and share the "additional
> > & 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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