What started as an attempt to make a desktop application for CEDICT turned into an ambitious attempt to create an omniformat dictionary database and interface. glot aims to be both a backend for managing and querying dictionaries of any (electronic) format–even those over network protocols like DICT–and also an intelligent interface for querying a massive amount of data.
Goals of the project include:
- allowing plugins for import and export formats and display settings
- allowing users to query not just by word, but also by source and target languages, dictionary, and more
- running glot as a desktop application, command-line application, or web server
These goals are far-reaching, but likely attainable.
The project is currently run by me and my good friend Mike. We’ve just started, so there isn’t much to show yet, but we’ll be developing along the “release early, release often” mantra, so features will be added incrementally.