07: Logos, http://www.logos.it
This site hosts a Multilingual
Portal service: LOGOS multilingual dictionary. They say about themselves:
database, compiled without any form of public contribution, is growing
constantly because it's updated and corrected on line by our network of
professional translators. The dictionary currently has 7.580.560 entries (total
for all languages). As an ongoing and interactive project, Logos Dictionary is
inevitably prone to errors and will never be complete, but with your
contributions and corrections, we can improve it and expand it faster.
On-line dictionary now a
multilingual search engine. With the signing of an agreement recently between
the Logos Group and Lycos Europe, the capabilities of the Logos Dictionary have
been expanded at a stroke. The language tool now becomes a multilingual search
engine — a merger of translation and information, each function augmenting and
enriching the other. .A living Dictionary that
searches for words, images and sounds.
They claim to have a living dictionary with worldwide presence.
They provide a professional service allowing professionals to use a
selected thesaurus customized for each industry. We suggest you to follow its
tour along the Logos group and its products.
Let’s check it. Let’s check its
possibilities with a very common word in many languages, for instance: stock.
It informs you about hundreds of possible uses of that word and for each
potential use it offers one entry for each language where that word was used in
a document written in that specific language and you may access.
Each item is identified by the flag of the country associated
conventionally with the language and by the ISO code for the language. Every
item is now preceded by one or more icons: dark or light blue loudspeaker, dark
blue, light blue, yellow or green lamp, and blue or yellow book.
When a dark blue loudspeaker appears, you can activate a
search for sounds associated with the word displayed. Was it "whale"
you looked up? Click on the loudspeaker, and you’ll find a link that lets you
hear the haunting call of this fascinating marine mammal through your speakers
or ‘phones. Navigating on the "sea of information", there’ll be no
lack of new ideas to discover and explore.
When a light blue loudspeaker appears, you can hear the
displayed word or phrase pronounced correctly by a native speaker of the
When a dark blue lamp appears, you can activate a search for
images connected with the word or phrase against which the icon appears.
When a light blue lamp appears, you can access a site of
particular interest pertinent to the word or phrase.
When a yellow lamp appears, this indicates that there is a
subject-specific glossary you can consult. When a green lamp appears, a green
lamp signifies that the word or expression alongside is the infinite of a verb,
in which case you also have a link to the Logos universal conjugator:
"Verba". Click on the lamp to see the verb conjugated automatically,
with all the moods, tenses, persons regular and irregular alike.
Blue book: Search the web: clicking on the icon, you can see all the
web pages in which the selected word or phrase appears.
Yellow book: If you are a registered professional
user, and familiar with the professional area of the Dictionary , simply click
on the yellow icon to access translated material indexed by Logos for your
convenience in the Professional Wordtheque.
Note: The Wordtheque is an interface with a massive database
(currently 438.429.821 words) containing multilingual novels, technical
literature and translated texts. Hits are highlighted in context windows that
can be expanded up or down.
They have made for Whirlpool an
interesting intelligent engine that grows with the people interactivity. You
may ask something of your interest in: http://www.logos.it/owa-l/dict_whirl.custom_index
Dictionary provides online access to networking terminology and acronyms in
different languages. With Whirlpool Dictionary, you can enter any keyword or
term, and the system will automatically translate it for you into the language
of your choice. You may also print out the entire glossary for each of the
available languages and dialects. And because the system remembers your user
profile, you can access all of this information quickly and easily.