Glossmaster, a tool for creating terminology dictionaries

Glossmaster web interface

Glossmaster is a web based terminology tool for creating dictionaries. The tool comes with a set of (2500) predefined words, commonly found in open source software. Words can be deleted if they do not fit, and more words can be added if wanted.

The tool allows the user to classify each word with the correct syntactical group, tag it, and create a definition. To facilitate the work, the user is prompted with online data from Wikipedia, Wiktionary and Google showing definitions and descriptions of the word.

The final result of Glossmaster is an English dictionary of commonly used terms in computer software. The output of Glossmaster will be used to create dictionaries in 10 major African languages. These dictionaries will be used as translation memory for future localization work in the very same languages.