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CORDIS RTD-NEWS/c European Communities, 1999.
Record Control Number: 12978
Category: Programme implementation
Would it not be ideal if clicking on a word on a
webpage would automatically give the most
appropriate meaning in your own language for the
sentence concerned? This should soon be possible
with tools currently under development, among
those the European Union-funded DICOPRO project.
In the current issue of the European Commission's
"LE Journal", author David Pringle looked into the
future of the multilingual Information Society.
Language technology should help make dictionaries
of the future much more flexible and user-friendly
than current models. Oxford University Press is
one publisher planning to take advantage of this
opportunity by developing electronic dictionaries
with natural processing features.
These dictionaries will allow greater
context-sensitivity since they analyse the work in
context, so that the user is given immediate
contextual information about the word rather than
One example of an electronic dictionary mentioned
in the article is the DICOPRO project. Currently
under development at the University of Geneva,
this project is funded under the European
Commission's Multilingual Information Society
programme (MLIS), an initiative launched in
November 1996 to promote linguistic diversity in
the Information Society.
DICOPRO will develop a tool for browsing
monolingual and bilingual dictionaries via a
corporate Intranet. It is envisaged that companies
will be able to pay an annual subscription to use
the service or buy a certain number of credits in
advance to allow them to pay as they go.
The project, which began in April 1998 should be
completed in October 1999.
Data Source Provider: European Commission, DG XIII
Document Reference: Based on an article in LE
Journal and information on the DICOPRO project.
Programme Acronym: MLIS
Subject Index Codes: Information, Media;
Telecommunications; Information Processing,
Information Systems; Innovation, Technology
For further information on the DICOPRO project,
please see the following website:
for a copy of the article in LE Journal, please
see the following website: