Journal article

Developing a Somali Dictionary Application


Bildhaan: An International Journal of Somali Studies | Macalester College | Published : 2014


New technologies offer access to unprecedented amounts of information and, while the equitable cost of access has been a major problem for distribution of this information, that is now changing. Mobile devices are getting cheaper so more people from a wider range of backgrounds and speaking a wider range of languages are using the internet. Support for the many small languages of the world has become a focus in the academic discipline of linguistics, and this includes developing a presence for these languages on the web and in mobile devices. This article discusses one such example, the Somali-English dictionary app, released in June 2014 by a Melbourne (Australia) team headed by the Somali ..

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