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Oxford Dictonary With Sound Portable

Post by Captain on Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:16 pm

Oxford Dictonary With Sound Portable

so the New Oxford English Dictionary (NOED) project began. More than
120 keyboarders of International Computaprint Corporation in Tampa,
Florida, and Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA, started keying in over
350,000,000 characters, their work checked by 55 proof-readers in
England. Retyping the text alone was not sufficient; all the
information represented by the complex typography of the original
dictionary had to be retained, which was done by marking up the content
in SGML. A specialized search engine and display software were also
needed to access it. Under a 1985 agreement, some of this software work
was done at the University of Waterloo, Canada, at the Centre for the
New Oxford English Dictionary, led by Frank Tompa and Gaston Gonnet;
this search technology went on to become the basis for the Open Text
Corporation. Computer hardware, database and other software,
development managers, and programmers for the project were donated by
the British subsidiary of IBM; the colour syntax-directed editor for
the project, LEXX, was written by Mike Cowlishaw of IBM.[13] The
University of Waterloo, in Canada, volunteered to design the database.
A. Walton Litz, an English professor at Princeton University who served
on the Oxford University Press advisory council, was quoted in Time as
saying "I've never been associated with a project, I've never even
heard of a project, that was so incredibly complicated and that met
every deadline.






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Re: Oxford Dictonary With Sound Portable

Post by ♥Royal♥ on Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:11 am

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