Community Wishlist Survey 2020/Wiktionary/Search in a lexicon

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Search in a lexicon

  • Problem: Search engine is not made for dictionary needs.
  • Who would benefit: Contributors and readers
  • Proposed solution: Having an internal anagram and advanced search such as the one we have in French Wiktionary, to find anagrams but also words with a specific sound or with a sequence of letter and a grammatical class for example. It could be based on a parsed dump to have part of speech distinction as well (only in nouns, only in verbs, etc.).
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  • Proposer: Lyokoï (talk) 16:07, 10 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • I feel this proposal would mainly target readers, as there is plenty website that reuse Wiktionary database to offer such service of adapted search tool. It is a real need. A UX study on that should provide more evidence of this. Noé (talk) 11:47, 15 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    The pronunciation-based researches would need to develop an ETL to parse each Wiktionary differently and store each word pronunciation into a new table with an index. FYI, I have already created a draft project which does this extraction in PHP from the fr.wikt and en.wikt XML dumps, along with languages codes and grammatical classes. But I didn't publish the code for now, I'm still choosing a front-end interface to browse these tables. JackPotte (talk) 13:59, 21 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Hey salut JackPotte, any news on this project? Do you plan to work on it or should we propose it again this year? Noé (talk) 18:21, 23 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I haven't a lot of free time, so maybe both. JackPotte (talk) 19:51, 23 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]