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Collaborative spelling dictionary building tool
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There are extensive spelling dictionaries for the major languages of the world: English, Italian, French and some others; at various degrees of coverage, Mozilla has over a hundred, LibreOffice dozens. They help make Wikipedia articles in these languages more readable and professional and provide an opportunity for participation in improving spelling. Many other languages, however, don’t have spelling dictionaries. One possible way to build good spelling dictionaries would be to employ crowdsourcing, and Wikipedia editors can be a good source for this, but this approach will also require a robust system in which language experts will be able to manage the submissions: accept, reject, filter and build new versions of the spelling dictionary upon them. This can be done as a MediaWiki extension integrated with VisualEditor, and possibly use Wikidata as a backend.


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Qgil created this task.Oct 12 2014, 9:51 AM

Hello everyone!

I read through this project idea and am interested in working on this.
Presently what I understand is that the project requires an admin panel to be built such that the suggestions that come through crowdsourcing can be verified by the administrator. This panel will be ready with rights like approving, rejecting, filtering to be given to the administrator so as to ensure only valid words/spellings to be accepted.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Also, it would be great if I could be redirected to some bugs that might help me better understand this project.

Thanks!

misc2006 wrote:

I'm not sure, but http://www.dicollecte.org/home.php?prj=fr might do something similar. It should probably be evaluated before starting this project.

(In reply to Daniel Naber from comment #2)

I'm not sure, but http://www.dicollecte.org/home.php?prj=fr might do
something similar. It should probably be evaluated before starting this
project.

This is something very similar to what the project aims to accomplish, just that dicollecte is specific to French. The project takes this up as a challenge (that only the most popular languages have a solid base of spelling dictionaries) and aims to establish spelling dictionaries for lesser popular languages as well.

Qgil added a comment.Nov 6 2014, 4:51 PM

There is a question that as far as I can see hasn't been answered:

How would such a thing interact with the wiktionary community. Would it
harvest data from them or be a sub project somehow, or is it planned to be
entirely separate?

https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2014-October/079022.html

(In reply to Quim Gil from comment #4)

There is a question that as far as I can see hasn't been answered:

How would such a thing interact with the wiktionary community. Would it
harvest data from them or be a sub project somehow, or is it planned to be
entirely separate?

https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2014-October/079022.html

In the initial phase of development, the project will aim at making a spelling dictionary for VE. Once this has been achieved, it can then be integrated into Wiktionary later on.
This way, it won't remain totally independent of the Wiktionary community forever, rather, it shall aim at improving and increasing the span of the same.

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