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iOS project that uses Wikipedia's multilingual capabilities as a multi-lingual translation dictionary.
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WPTrans by Garrett Albright email@example.com - http://abweb.us/ WPTrans is an iOS (iPhone) application which utilizes the Wikipedia free online encyclopedia as a multi-lingual translation dictionary. As the articles in Wikipedia link to articles on the same topic in other languages when available, one can query Wikipedia in such a way to serve as a sort of human-curated database of translations of words and topics to dozens of different languages. In addition to exploring the idea of using Wikipedia in such a way, WPTrans is also a learning project for me personally - the first iOS program I've written myself from start to finish without following along tutorials in books and such. To that end, I'd greatly appreciate feedback on things such as code and comment style, file organization both in XCode and in the standard file system, and other things along those lines - I don't have a lot of experience in that sort of thing yet. Given that the types of things that appear as entries in a dictionary and in an encyclopedia can be quite different, WPTrans is intended to supplement more traditional multi-lingual dictionaries; it cannot and is not intended to replace them. For example, for common verbs like "Jump" or grammatical utility words like "Also," WPTrans will be practically useless. However, for words too esoteric or new to appear in traditional dictionaries, like "fracking," and for people, group and corporate names, like "Michael Jackson," "Democratic Party of Japan" and "McDonald's," WPTrans can work well. About the Developer: Garrett Albright is an American living in Japan with his Chinese wife.