First online Urdu Thesaurus and mobile app launched186 views
KARACHI: The first online Urdu Thesaurus and its free mobile app have been launched.
Author and translator Musharraf Ali Farooqi is the editor of the app which is launched through Farooqi’s publishing house KITAB.
The Urdu Thesaurus provides synonyms for Urdu words. Over forty thousand unique words and phrases, and over twenty thousand sets of synonyms can be searched through its website and app.
Farooqi said this number will grow exponentially in the coming months and years, as the resource develops with more data.
Bilingual dictionaries and special terminology from the fields of arts, sciences, law, business, and other disciplines will be added to the resource, enabling it to handle complex translation projects, he added.
Vocabulary building tools for children will be introduced to promote usage. It will give students and educationists, those who speak and write in Urdu, and translate into Urdu from other languages, a simpler and more accessible way to engage with the language.
The free Urdu Thesaurus app allows users to search and share the data through email and social media. Synonyms can be shared, and any suggestions for corrections or additions sent directly from the app through email.
The editorial advisory board of the Urdu Thesaurus comprises of renowned Urdu scholars Tehsin Firaqi, Moeen Nizami, Muhammad Salim-ur-Rahman, and Mazhar Mahmood Shairani.
The Urdu Thesaurus database and mobile app have been developed under the technical guidance of Dr Awais Athar whose research works revolves around Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval.
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