Dataset

Dict.cc - English German Dictionary

Added By Infochimps
  1. About

From [about page](http://www.dict.cc/?s=about%3A):

> dict.cc is not only an online dictionary. It’s an attempt to create a platform where users from all over the world can share their knowledge in the field of translations. Every visitor can suggest new translations and correct or confirm other users’ suggestions. The challenging and most important part of the project is the so-called Contribute! system making this process possible.

> To guarantee that the users’ work is not lost in case something happens to the maintainer of dict.cc (Paul Hemetsberger), the resulting vocabulary database can be downloaded anytime.

  1. Access/re-use

The database and related software can be procured through the [downloads page](http://www.dict.cc/?s=about%3Awordlist).

The database file (a zipped flat .txt file) cannot be directly download – but a recent dump is available via email by request, upon agreeing to the [Terms of Use](http://www1.dict.cc/translation_file_request.php?l=e), which stipulate the material is for personal use only – and not for re-distribution or re-use. Relevant extracts from the Terms of Use page:

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> Utilizing the data for personal use is granted provided that the data is not given away to third parties or published in any way.

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> Using the data within computer programs is permitted, as long as the following terms are observed: 1. Programs using data of dict.cc must be subject to the terms of the GPL. This means, amongst other rules, that the source code of the program must be made available to the public. 2. The data itself must not be published with the program. The user must be asked to download the data directly from dict.cc. This will ensure that every user has seen and agreed to these Terms of Use. 3. The program must not be intended or suitable for publishing the data on the Internet, not even partially.

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> Any other types of use of the data, including but not limited to re-publishing it on the Internet, are not allowed without the express written consent of the maintainer of dict.cc, Paul Hemetsberger. Using the data in connection with search engine optimization techniques or spamming in any way is strictly forbidden.

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> Any aspects regarding the data of dict.cc not explicitly mentioned here require written clarification before using the data. The maintainer of dict.cc reserves the right to take legal measures should any violation of these terms occur. These terms are to be governed and construed by the substantive law of the Republic of Austria. The place of jurisdiction shall be Vienna.