Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Wiktionary/Display definitions from Wikisource dictionaries

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Display definitions from Wikisource dictionaries

  • Problem: Wiktionaries aims to offer for each meaning one definition but there are many ways to describe a meaning, many words - including local uses and very technical terms. Some other definition in other dictionaries may be mentioned as references but they are not accessible in Wiktionary despite being for some of them in Wikisource.
  • Who would benefit: Readers wanting more than one definition.
  • Proposed solution: Many dictionaries are already in Wikisource and we can use them to offer more definitions. A dedicated transclusion or paragraphs from Wikisource in Wiktionaries could be a solution, by hand/bot or with an automatic harvesting of entries with a specific tagging in the dictionaries hosted in Wikisources. They could come from several Wikisources, to be display in several Wiktionaries. It could be a new tab next to "Article" and "Talk", named "Dictionaries" with definition for the same sequence of letters from dictionaries published in Wikisource. For French, I can imagine at least a dozen of definitions from as much dictionaries. For underdescribed dictionary with at least on source in Wikisource, it could be an interesting way to compare the source and how it evolve after its inclusion in Wiktionary.
  • More comments: Some dictionaries are already properly tagged; for the others, it could be a good opportunity to do it accordingly to TEI Lex0 guidelines, so that they can more easily be reused in open source projects. Also, to undermine a tendency when someone talk about Wiktionary: No, Wikidata Lexeme could not be of any help here. It is pure content and not data, and fall under CC BY-SA 3.0 in Wiktionary and for Wikisource dictionaries. This proposal is similar as this proposal posted last year by DaraDaraDara.
  • Phabricator tickets: T240191
  • Proposer: Noé (talk) 11:43, 29 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]