2017 Community Wishlist Survey/Wiktionary/Parse dumps for DICT clients
The survey has concluded. Here are the results!
- Problem: Wiktionary is a knowledge silo; its content is effectively unavailable to potential users except via the web-based interface. It is rather difficult to search or make additional use of the content via search engines, third-party software, or even as a spell-checker database despite its wide acclaim in the linguistic's academic community as a massive resource without peer.
- Who would benefit: Readers, writers.
- Proposed solutions:
- Standard dictionary dump
- Create DICT database output as part of regularly scheduled database dumps.
- Custom dictionary api
- Build a DICT server extension which monitors port 2628. A wide range of clients are already part of many operating systems such as MacOSX (OmniDictionary), Kdict/GNOME Dictionary/MATE Dictionary on Linux, and is even directly implemented in cURL.
- More comments: Do something small, now. Parsing dumps to produce dict-style-jargon files is simple and quick. Building on that to produce DICT databases, expose a DICT server, and eventually producing standard, reliable data in formats consumable for spelling dictionaries, education dumps, translation dictionaries, and more are really just minor investments to a readily expandable pile of value-added products.
The most important element is to do something, anything, to leverage one of the more valuable WMF assets.
- Phabricator tickets:
- Proposer: Initially I think it was brion, back in 2003-ish. Never happened. -- User:Amgine
- Translations: none yet
- You probably need to generally flesh out this proposal. It's not immediately obvious to everyone what it is, what would happen and how it would benefit readers and editors. For example, not all Wikimedians know what an API is. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 15:18, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
- Moving this to 2017 Community Wishlist Survey/Wiktionary/Parse dumps for DICT clients failed with "already exists" error; same with a couple other variants. - Amgine/meta wikt wnews blog wmf-blog goog news 07:36, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
- Support Offer pre-formated exportated dumps could give Wiktionary data much more value. Noé (talk) 18:47, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
- Support VIGNERON * discut. 08:37, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
- Support --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 13:32, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
- Support Otourly (talk) 16:40, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
- Support Thomas Obermair 4 (talk) 23:29, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
- Support Libcub (talk) 06:07, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
- Support Donald Trung (Talk 🤳🏻) (My global lock 🔒) (My global unlock 🔓) 13:34, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
- Support Maybe Wikidata will make more easy this. Giovanni Alfredo Garciliano Diaz (talk) 21:35, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
- Support Pamputt (talk) 18:56, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
- Support PMG (talk) 17:07, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
- Support Kostas20142 (talk) 18:16, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
- Support Gryllida 01:12, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
- Support Lyokoï (talk) 19:00, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
- Support JAn Dudík (talk) 08:01, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
- Support Hector (talk) 13:33, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
- Support Tacsipacsi (talk) 21:34, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
- Neutral Great idea, but let's implement structured Wiktionary first, it will be much easier afterwards. Syced (talk) 05:42, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
- Support Psychoslave (talk) 09:02, 11 December 2017 (UTC)