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Guide to the Intercontinental Dictionary Series project CD-ROMs MS.F.015
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Description
This collection comprises three CD-ROMs and accompanying printed memoranda and advertising material prepared by Mary Ritchie Key, General Editor of the Intercontinental Dictionary Series, University of California, Irvine, Dept. of Linguistics. CD-ROMs are titled: 1. South American Indian Languages Computer Database 2. Uralic, Semitic, Pacific, and Misc. Languages CD-ROM 3. Indo-European Languages Computer Database
Background
The Intercontinental Dictionary Series (IDS) is a database of vocabulary lists in different world languages. The IDS allows users to make custom tables that compare different languages side-by-side. The idea for the IDS originated in 1957 when Mary Ritchie Key, the general editor of the IDS, was on a Fulbright in Chile. After she returned from Chile she initiated different pilot projects at the University of California, Irvine. In 1982, a computer science and math major created a program they called "SYNCOG," which later became the International Dictionary Series.
Extent
0.1 linear feet (1 box)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research. Access to archival originals is restricted.