2012年6月4日 星期一

一些英文辭典簡介 "Google dictionary"




1240-page dictionary uses Googled images instead of words
msnbc.com
It may not be the best use of paper, but this unique dictionary certainly is an interesting crossover of the digital with the analog. Two London designers, Ben West and Felix Heyes, decided to create a dictionary that has, instead of 21000 words you'd ...
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Google Dictionary Features Image Search Result For Every Word
Huffington Post
The Google dictionary is no mere picture book, even though it's composed entirely of photos from Google image search. London-based artists Heyes and West crafted the image dictionary from webpage code that pulled the images from the Internet and laid ...
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US FDA checks dictionary on corn syrup vs sugar
MSN Money
"FDA's approach is consistent with the common understanding of sugar and syrup as referenced in a dictionary," the agency said in a letter posted on its website late on Wednesday. The United States is the biggest consumer and manufacturer of ...
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Google Images Define Words in New Dictionary
Search Engine Watch
A new image-based dictionary bearing Google's name is a bit different and operates on the idea that a picture is worth a thousand words, replacing every definition with the first image that showed up in a Google Images search for that name.
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D&O Dictionary Helps Risk Managers Unravel the Terms of Executive Liability
PropertyCasualty360
By Anya Khalamayzer, PropertyCasualty360.com Lexicon-laden insurance professionals rejoice: Insurance broker Willis North America has updated its comprehensive dictionary of terms related to D&O Liability. The free, downloadable glossary now defines ...
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PropertyCasualty360
Google dictionary: Artists illustrate every word in the Oxford dictionary ...
Toronto Star
Stephanie Findlay Staff Reporter Artists have created a dictionary of Google images, calling it a “visual bookmark of our time.” In the book, every word in the Oxford dictionary — over 20000 of them — has been substituted with the first image that ...
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Toronto Star
Google Image-based visual dictionary gathers the top results into a book, so ...
Digitaltrends.com
Part art project, part observation of modern culture, a pair of artists have taken the top Google Image results for each word in a simple dictionary, then gathered them together in a book. This is “Google,” a book made by a pair of artists from the UK, ...
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Digitaltrends.com
Dictionary Uses Only Google Images
Bangstyle
If you had looked up the word “Google” in the dictionary fifteen years ago, you'd have never found it. That's because it didn't really exist, at least not with its current definition until it became the number one search engine across the world.
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Bangstyle
UK artists compile Google dictionary
Zee News
London: London-based artists have taken the typical 21000 words found in an average dictionary, and then searched every one through Google Images to give an “unfiltered, uncritical record” of human culture in 2012. Heyes and West threw whatever the ...
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Zee News
What's in a Google dictionary? Porn and cartoons
Hamilton Spectator
OLD SCHOOL GOOGLE The Google Dictionary, which replaces every word in the Oxford dictionary with the first image that comes up in a Google search. Artists have created a dictionary of Google images, calling it a “visual bookmark of our time.
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1,240-page dictionary uses Googled images instead of words

Google
Ben West / Felix Heyes
It may not be the best use of paper, but this unique dictionary certainly is an interesting crossover of the digital with the analog. Two London designers, Ben West and Felix Heyes, decided to create a dictionary that has, instead of 21,000 words you'd normally find inside a common desk dictionary, the first image that shows up when you Google those words.
The result is "Google," an enormous 1,240-page book with every word represented by an image and printed out in order. The two did it by running some scripts that would automatically search for a word, download the first image, and place it in the book's layout. They then printed that out as the hardcover edition you see, complete with marbled cover and thumb indentations for each letter.
Google
Ben West / Felix Heyes
Theoretically, it could be done again and again with different images coming up as the Google results shift — but considering the copyright implications (they didn't ask the image owners or Google for permission) and the amount of work involved in exporting and binding the pages, it's unlikely the book will ever see more than a limited release.
And since they didn't edit the results for relevance or appropriateness, it's a bit of a mixed bag content-wise. West tells Creative Applications: "I would estimate about half of the book is revolting medical photos, porn, racism or bad cartoons." So perhaps not a good candidate for your coffee table.
Take a peek inside the book in this video, and visit the creators' sites for more information.
Devin Coldewey is a contributing writer for msnbc.com. His personal website is coldewey.cc.


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'Kid Dictionary': Morris Township dad pens helpful book
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By Kathleen O'Brien/The Star-Ledger Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-LedgerThe cover of the book "The Kid Dictionary." Author Eric Ruhalter's a dad of three who found a need to invent words to describe the travails of parenthood.
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New from Babylon; English-Czech and English-Polish Dictionaries in a single click
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Slang from new dictionary is downright narsty
Minneapolis Star Tribune
When we last saw a new Urban Dictionary, the cheeky guide to street slang, compiler Aaron Peckham was defining "ridonkulous" and "hella." Five years later, there's a new edition, the third since 2005. How has the language evolved?
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What exactly is 'Hand Shredded A$$ Meat'? A new dictionary for Chinese ...
msnbc.com
With few English speakers, restaurants usually translate their menus word by word directly from an English-Chinese dictionary. Or they just Google the Chinese characters. A photo that made the rounds online a few years ago got a chuckle from a lot of ...
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For Japanese Linguist, A Long And Lonely Schlep
NPR
by Lucy Craft Japanese linguist Kazuo Ueda (left) worked 20 years on a 1300-page, 28000-entry Idishugo Jiten, or Yiddish-Japanese dictionary. He is shown here with his wife, Kazuko, at their home in Kyushu, Japan. Japanese linguist Kazuo Ueda (left) ...
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'Urban Dictionary' print edition provides fresh look at English language
Oklahoma Daily
by Mariah Webb | April 17, 2012 | 0 comments Aaron Peckham started UrbanDictionary.com in 1999 as a parody dictionary; a user-submitted way of defining modern jargon and slang. Since that time, the website has grown way past a satirical website and ...
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11 Funny Words From The Dictionary of American Regional English
Huffington Post (blog)
My heart beats equally fast for the Dictionary of American Regional English, which recently published its long-awaited final volume. I wrote about euphemisms from DARE - which documents terms from every nook and cranny of the US -- in my Evasive ...
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A tale of dictionaries and cosmetics
China Daily
I told him, "If I have the opportunity to come to Pyongyang again, I will get you some perfume or cosmetics as a gift for your girlfriend". "No, thanks," he replied. "Can you bring me the latest edition of a Chinese dictionary, instead?
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China Daily
FIFTH edition of ever-popular Australian Nurses' Dictionary published by Elsevier
PR Web (press release)
Elsevier Australia has released a newly-updated fifth edition of the 'Australian Nurses' Dictionary', the only pocket-sized dictionary specifically for nurses in Australia and New Zealand. This new edition features 5500 AZ entries covering the ...
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