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Re: ITA: dict-gcide

On Wed, 16 Dec 2009, Ritesh Raj Sarraf <rrs@researchut.com> wrote:
> Sure. Looks like a good candidate to start a new project with ?
> Especially since it contains more than 8 decades of data which can stand of
> value even if just archived and maintained.
> Probably we just host it on alioth and let interested parties contribute to
> and use it.

As long as those 8 decades of data are not tainted.  The GCIDE entries that 
originate from the 1913 Webster dictionary are very useful.  There will 
always be a demand for historic definitions.  I would rather see some older 
dictionaries split out and preserved.

It would be good if someone scanned some old dictionaries that are out of 
copyright for historical purposes.  I would also like to have old 
encyclopedias available, Wikipedia is great, but it's also good to know the 
historic definitions of terms and descriptions of the world as it was 100+ 
years ago.

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