CLARIN Resource Families: Dictionaries

Submitted by Elisa Gorgaini on 16 July 2021

The CLARIN Resource Families initiative provides a user-friendly overview of the available language resources in the CLARIN infrastructure for researchers from digital humanities, social sciences and human language technologies. 

This month CLARIN highlights dictionaries. Dictionaries were primarily created for human use (e.g., language learning/teaching, translation, lexicology) and are typically semasiological, which means that they are organized around words and contain information on their meanings, definitions, pronunciation, etc. 

There are 97 dictionaries in the CLARIN infrastructure. Most (57) of the dictionaries are monolingual, accounting for 14 languages. The rest (40) include a variety of both bilingual and multilingual language combinations. In the vast majority of cases, the dictionaries can be directly downloaded from the national repositories or queried through easy-to-use online search environments.

See the overview