Multidict is a multiple dictionary lookup facility. It was developed by Caoimhín Ó Donnaíle at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig to work in conjuction with Wordlink (and historically with Kent Andersen’s TextBlender), as part of the European Union funded POOLS-T project (2008-2010). Development continued as part of the European Union funded TOOLS project (2012-2014). It is now being further developed as part of the European Union funded COOL project (2018-2021).
Multidict allows the user to select easily from a choice of online dictionaries. Built into it is a large database of dictionaries with information on the languages they cater for and the parameters they require. Multidict attempts to remember the user’s previous dictionary choices so as to speed up subsequent selection. Multidict also includes a facility to link to dictionaries in page-image format at the Web Archive, Google Books, etc, via an index of the initial word on each page.
We would be very glad indeed to receive comments or suggestions on this facility - Simply send them by e-mail (in any language) to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have suggestions as to other online dictionaries which you think would be worth adding to the system, we would be very happy to consider them.