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Wunnerfitz! Sollybuster! The Fun of the Dictionary of American Regional English
document Distributed Knowledge

This is a dictionary that was crowdsourced before crowdsourcing was a common online behavior. The entries are provided by people who use them. They are then sorted, defined, and given additional...

Claire MackayApr 12, 2012 02:25 pm GMT1056 views
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Wunnerfitz! Sollybuster! The Fun of the Dictionary of American Regional English
Crowdsourcing the dictionary
document Distributed Knowledge

On its face, this looks like a brave new world for dictionaries—evidence, perhaps, of the shaky status of lexicographical authority in the age of Urban Dictionary and Wiktionary. But in fact, the...

Jason RobbinsAug 12, 2012 06:29 am GMT851 views
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Crowdsourcing the dictionary
New Words in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

Crowdsourcing: the practice of obtaining needed services, ideas or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, especially from the online community, rather than from...

Tonya Van Dijk Aug 25, 2011 12:32 pm GMT1880 views
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New Words in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary
2,500 volunteers across the Middle East are compiling a Web 2.0 dictionary in Arabic
document Distributed Knowledge

With an increasing demand for online content in Arabic, and the language seeing impressive growth rates on sites like Twitter and Wikipedia, a new project aims to do its part to bridge the gap...

Pablo BracciniApr 29, 2012 01:25 pm GMT3504 views
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2,500 volunteers across the Middle East are compiling a Web 2.0 dictionary in Arabic
YOLO in the Dictionary? Collins Crowdsources Lexicon
document Distributed Knowledge

Collins, a leading British dictionary publisher since 1819, is looking to the public to suggest new words for its latest edition. The typically closed submission process for new words will be...

Adam FrazerJul 17, 2012 07:47 pm GMT641 views
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YOLO in the Dictionary? Collins Crowdsources Lexicon
Languages: Crowd-Sourced Online Nouchi Dictionary
document Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Nouchi.mobi thus works quite simply like a dictionary whose words or idioms are added by the members. It is a social application based on the concept of ‘crowdsourcing’ where collective...

Claire MackayJul 31, 2012 06:13 am GMT823 views
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Languages: Crowd-Sourced Online Nouchi Dictionary
Words with friends: Collins Dictionary now crowdsourcing new words, like Tebowing and chummeling
document Distributed Knowledge

Collins was the first dictionary publisher to use newfangled “computer databases” to help manage words both new and old, way back in 1979. Today the editor-and-lexicographer-reviewed dictionary...

Luis Enrique MoralesAug 01, 2012 11:08 pm GMT614 views
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Words with friends: Collins Dictionary now crowdsourcing new words, like Tebowing and chummeling
Sarah Palin Refudiate and Barack Obama Insourcing Could Become New Dictionary Words
article Distributed Knowledge

Of the more than 4,000 suggestions so far, we’ve seen quite a few words – such as “Kenyahoo,” “refudiate” and “insourcing” – that have their roots in American politics. Through Collins'...

Jayne AnnSep 01, 2012 01:43 am GMT1414 views
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Sarah Palin Refudiate and Barack Obama Insourcing Could Become New Dictionary Words
Mind your language and stop worrying about crowdsourced dictionaries
article Distributed Knowledge

Crowdsourcing the English Language takes to a whole new level of global integration. As companies and societies become more culturally homogenized it would make sense that language would adapt to...

Tim SatterthwaiteSep 11, 2012 10:53 pm GMT828 views
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Mind your language and stop worrying about crowdsourced dictionaries
“To Facebook” enters the dictionary, along with “Bing it” and “Twitterer”
article Distributed Knowledge

A month and a half ago, they covered the fact that Collins Dictionary was the first dictionary to start crowdsourcing the English language — which seems reasonable, because the only reason a word...

Samuel BennettSep 14, 2012 02:23 am GMT880 views
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“To Facebook” enters the dictionary, along with “Bing it” and “Twitterer”
Dictionaries are not democratic
article Distributed Knowledge

A small thing in the larger world perhaps but Collins, the dictionary publisher, may have set a revolution going. If so it's because they just announced the first instance of a dictionary...

Fritz SchaeferSep 14, 2012 05:43 am GMT952 views
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Dictionaries are not democratic
The wisdom of crowds: can it work for dictionaries?
article Distributed Knowledge

Macmillan’s experience with its own crowdsourced Open Dictionary suggests that the most fruitful areas for UGC are neologisms,regional varieties,and technical terms.This relates to the issue of...

Fiona MaresSep 28, 2012 01:54 pm GMT1071 views
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The wisdom of crowds: can it work for dictionaries?
The Crowdsourced Dictionary
blog Distributed Knowledge

Collins dictionary is generating a new set of entries from the crowd. Starting in July, word suggestions were submitted by the crowd and reviewed by editors. There were more than 4,000 entries and...

Benjamin FosselOct 01, 2012 10:30 pm GMT513 views
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The Crowdsourced Dictionary
Oxford English Dictionary Wants You To Help Crowdsource Word Origins
article Distributed Knowledge

The OED has been a collaboration between lexicographers and the public since its earliest days, from the appeal issued by the Philological Society in 1859, to the television programme “Balderdash...

Pablo BracciniOct 13, 2012 05:26 am GMT1300 views
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Oxford English Dictionary Wants You To Help Crowdsource Word Origins
Have You Seen This Book? An O.E.D. Mystery
article Distributed Knowledge

In 1879, James Murray, a leading member of the British Philological Society who edited the first edition of the O.E.D.,put out “An Appeal to English Speaking Readers,”asking for volunteers to...

Pablo BracciniMay 05, 2013 01:39 pm GMT2183 views
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Have You Seen This Book? An O.E.D. Mystery
Why Urban Dictionary Comes In Handy On The Witness Stand
article Distributed Knowledge

So crowd source basically means anyone who wants can write a definition of any word. They could, in theory, make it up and sometimes they do. And all you have to do is get five other people who...

Samuel BennettMay 23, 2013 01:08 am GMT809 views
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Why Urban Dictionary Comes In Handy On The Witness Stand
Oxford English Dictionary Adds 'Crowdsourcing,' 'Big Data'
article Distributed Knowledge

" Crowdsourcing " is one of the tech terms that made the cut in this year's version of The Oxford English Dictionary, while "follower" and "tweet" will be given...

Benjamin FosselJun 14, 2013 05:32 am GMT809 views
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Oxford English Dictionary Adds 'Crowdsourcing,' 'Big Data'
Bromance, crowdsourcing enter dictionary
document Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Merriam-Webster has also added dozens of entries to the latest edition of its Collegiate Dictionary. Here are some: Americana Boomerang Child Bromance Continuous positive airway pressure...

Fritz SchaeferAug 28, 2011 01:52 pm GMT1303 views
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Bromance, crowdsourcing enter dictionary
Urban Dictionary
site Distributed Knowledge / Reference

Urban Dictionary is a veritable cornucopia of streetwise lingo, posted and defined by its readers. Unlike a standard dictionary, Urban Dictionary is a web-based user-generated dictionary which...

Archenette EvangelioJun 06, 2011 03:47 pm GMT1636 views
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Urban Dictionary
CrowdSource Delivers Scalable Solutions for Dictionary.com
document Cloud Labor

“By using CrowdSource, we were able to cut internal costs and receive quality results in a fraction of the time it would have taken to complete it internally. We are incredibly satisfied with the...

Jayne AnnMar 14, 2012 02:45 pm GMT3942 views
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CrowdSource Delivers Scalable Solutions for Dictionary.com
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