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Help:Features of OmegaWiki

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This page gives a list of features that are implemented in OmegaWiki.


500+ languages
It is possible to add definitions and translations in more than 525 languages. Requesting to add one is easy.
Data and interface are automatically localized in the user language
The MediaWiki interface (view / edit / ...) as well as the OmegaWiki-specific interface ("translations", "synonyms") are displayed in the user's language of preference. Also definitions are preferably displayed in that language if available.
Selecting in the user preferences which languages should be displayed
For example, users not interested in "Old Armenian", can filter out this language in their user preferences. By selecting only one language, you obtain a traditional monolingual dictionary. By selecting two languages, you have a standard bilingual translation dictionary, but any other number of languages can be selected.

Semantic annotations[edit]

The following semantic annotations are supported:

To illustrate the definitions of OmegaWiki, images appear on the right of a page when available. There are already about 1700 concepts which are illustrated with images.
Subject of a concept
Such as indicating that a definition is in the field "astronomy", or "biology", etc.
Relations between concepts
hypernym, hyponym, melonym, holonym.
Links to Wikipedia and Commons
OmegaWiki, being a dictionary, does not contain encyclopedic information and instead gives a link to Wikipedia (in the user's language by default) on the right of a page when available. For this, we use Wikidata. It is also possible to link to a category of Commons.

Lexical annotations[edit]

Part of speech
Noun, verb, adjective, etc. The list of available parts of speech can be configured individually for each language.
Example sentences
Hyphenation and IPA pronunciation
Hyphenation for some languages indicates how to divide a word into syllables and how to pronunce it. IPA is the international phonetic alphabet.
Etymology is translatable. The etymology of a Latin word can be written in English, and in French (and of course in Latin).
Lexical relations
Such as "alternate form" to link two alternate forms of a word of the same language, or "is an abbreviation of" to indicate that "XML" is an abbreviation of "Extensible Markup Language" for instance.

Multilingual visual dictionary[edit]

Using the multilingual data of OmegaWiki, visual dictionary entries can be created as shown in [1]. Hovering over a particular part of an object, displays the name of that part. Clicking on it, opens the page about that concept, with definitions, translations, etc.

See also[edit]