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Old 09-22-2010, 04:51 AM   #1
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WordNet 3 Dictionary for Kindle

I had a problem with using this as my Kindle default dictionary. It did not seem smart enough to give me word definitions if I cursored over either a plural (eg. one with an 's') or it had a " mark before it.

The stock-standard K3 and K3 dictionaries seem to handle these fine.

Anyway, I reported this to Amazon CS and they refunded me ok.

Anyone else having a problen with this dictionary? It could be that I just got a bad dowload or that there is a better version out there. Overall, it looked good.
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:56 AM   #2
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It's highly unlikely the problem was caused by a bad download. If the dictionary does not recognise plurals, or it can't deal with "close matches", that's a factor in the way it's been constructed. No amount of re-downloading will fix it.

Have you tried telling the publishers of your concerns, and asking them to make some improvements?
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:36 PM   #3
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Good Idea Mike. I'll drop them a note.
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Old 10-05-2010, 03:00 AM   #4
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Free WordNet 3 dictionary

I had the same problem with that dictionary so I made my own version of WordNet 3 dictionary. I used Ispell spellchecking dictionary for inflection indexing.

1) Its is less verbose than that mentioned;
2) Its absoluteley free;
3) It has indexed inflections;

Give it a try:
http://eb.lv/dict/#ez
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If it is the same WordNet dictionary found and used free on the net,
I think it is pretty amazing little thing. There is another option for it's
usage. Kindle might install only client. Good one is called "dict". I have
it on my old nokia 770. No db itself. From command line I choose dictio-
nary I like, in this instance "wn". You guess, internet connection is
what it takes. My best bet is that "hacks" may help.
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Old 10-22-2010, 07:41 AM   #6
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