GMA News: Google releases online COVID-19 dictionary in Filipino and Cebuano

GMA News: Google releases online COVID-19 dictionary in Filipino and Cebuano. “Google Philippines has just released an online dictionary with COVID-19-related terms in Filipino and Cebuano. According to the technology company, the site ‘Isang Gabay sa mga Salitang Kaugnay ng COVID-19’ features over 115 commonly used COVID-19-related words and phrases translated in both Filipino and Cebuano.”

Government News Australia: Dictionary builds place nicknames data base

Government News Australia: Dictionary builds place nicknames data base. “Brisvegas, Shagger’s Ridge, Osty, Mullum, Freo, The Gong. If it’s a place and it’s in Australia, you can bet it’s got a nickname. The Australian National Dictionary Centre has launched an appeal for place nicknames as it builds the nation’s first database of the unique monikers Aussies have bestowed on the places they live in, drive past, or visit for holidays.”

Bitcoin News: Decryptionary Helps New Investors Understand Crypto Terms

Bitcoin News: Decryptionary Helps New Investors Understand Crypto Terms. “Decryptionary provides concise definitions of many terms that are widely used in the crypto industry. You have the option to look up a specific word or phrase relating to cryptocurrencies and distributed ledgers using the site’s search bar. Alternatively, you can access the full contents of the online dictionary where entries are listed by first letter or number.”

KRQE: Pueblo works to preserve endangered language with online dictionary

KRQE: Pueblo works to preserve endangered language with online dictionary. “The Acoma Pueblo’s Board of Education unveiled a new tool Thursday to keep its endangered dialect alive…. Thursday, the board unveiled its new online dictionary that has 10,000 words along with audio recordings. It’s one of the largest indigenous language dictionaries ever published for a New Mexico tribe.”

Times of Higher Education: Elsevier launches free science definitions service

Times of Higher Education: Elsevier launches free science definitions service. “…Elsevier is hoping to keep researchers on its platform with the launch of a free layer of content called ScienceDirect Topics, offering an initial 80,000 pages of material relating to the life sciences, biomedical sciences and neuroscience. Each offers a quick definition of a key term or topic, details of related terms and relevant excerpts from Elsevier books. Significantly, this content is not written to order but is extracted from Elsevier’s books, in a process that Sumita Singh, managing director of Elsevier Reference Solutions, described as ‘completely automated, algorithmically generated and machine-learning based’.”