Dictionary.com<br />Language Resources<br />Garbiñe Antia<br />
Background<br />Dictionary.com searches for one word across multiple dictionaries. It was launched in 1995, under the name...
Background<br />50 million users a month visit Dictionary.com<br />The world´s largest and most authoritative free online ...
Background<br />It is a pure online dictionary. Not available in print.<br />Figures: Average access: 4.500.000 searches a...
Design and Structure<br /><ul><li>The start screen is clear and structured
Too many announcements and advertisements that can be irritating and confusing</li></li></ul><li>Different options Diction...
More options :<br />
The start screen always displays the word of the day with:<br />
What it offers<br />Searches for single or multiple words<br />All definitions in one search plus further information in t...
SAMPLE<br />Search Results for “Look”<br />
SAMPLE<br />For the entry “LOOK” Dictionary.com provides:<br />LOOK<br />
The entity list for “LOOK” is divided in different divisions in the following order:<br />LOOK<br />
Up to 10 examples numbered in alphabetic order.<br />The option of expanding or hidding the nº of examples<br />
In case spelling mistakes or typing errors occur, it provides orthographically similar words<br />
Extra links (on the left): related searches, synonyms, slang, nearly words and related questions<br />Slang<br />with<br /...
Extra features Dictionary.com provides:<br />
Comparison<br />
Background<br />For more than 150 years, in print and now online<br />Heir of Noah Webster<br />First dictionary issued on...
Background<br />It includes:<br /><ul><li>A-Z listing of the Collegiate
Abbreviations
Foreigh words and Phrases
Biographical and Geographical names section</li></li></ul><li>
Other differences:<br />
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  1. 1. Dictionary.com<br />Language Resources<br />Garbiñe Antia<br />
  2. 2. Background<br />Dictionary.com searches for one word across multiple dictionaries. It was launched in 1995, under the name of Lexico Publishing, LLC and was acquired by IAC in 2008. Today it is the most visited, the most trusted, online dictionary.<br />
  3. 3. Background<br />50 million users a month visit Dictionary.com<br />The world´s largest and most authoritative free online dictionary <br />
  4. 4. Background<br />It is a pure online dictionary. Not available in print.<br />Figures: Average access: 4.500.000 searches a day<br />
  5. 5. Design and Structure<br /><ul><li>The start screen is clear and structured
  6. 6. Too many announcements and advertisements that can be irritating and confusing</li></li></ul><li>Different options Dictionary.com offers:<br />Apart from the dictionary, it offers:<br />
  7. 7. More options :<br />
  8. 8. The start screen always displays the word of the day with:<br />
  9. 9. What it offers<br />Searches for single or multiple words<br />All definitions in one search plus further information in the form of extra links, such as synonyms, slang and nearby words.<br />
  10. 10. SAMPLE<br />Search Results for “Look”<br />
  11. 11. SAMPLE<br />For the entry “LOOK” Dictionary.com provides:<br />LOOK<br />
  12. 12. The entity list for “LOOK” is divided in different divisions in the following order:<br />LOOK<br />
  13. 13. Up to 10 examples numbered in alphabetic order.<br />The option of expanding or hidding the nº of examples<br />
  14. 14. In case spelling mistakes or typing errors occur, it provides orthographically similar words<br />
  15. 15. Extra links (on the left): related searches, synonyms, slang, nearly words and related questions<br />Slang<br />with<br />LOOK<br />
  16. 16. Extra features Dictionary.com provides:<br />
  17. 17.
  18. 18. Comparison<br />
  19. 19. Background<br />For more than 150 years, in print and now online<br />Heir of Noah Webster<br />First dictionary issued on Sept 24, 1847. <br />America´s leading and most trusted provider of language information<br />Each month 40 million visitors<br />Based on the print version of Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary<br />
  20. 20. Background<br />It includes:<br /><ul><li>A-Z listing of the Collegiate
  21. 21. Abbreviations
  22. 22. Foreigh words and Phrases
  23. 23. Biographical and Geographical names section</li></li></ul><li>
  24. 24. Other differences:<br />
  25. 25. The entry “child”<br />
  26. 26. Conclusion<br />

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