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SIL has developed more than 60 pieces of software to support the work of its fieldworkers; most available to the public for free download. This on-line catalog contains product descriptions, download or purchasing instructions, and technical support information, including the latest SIL software Service Bulletins.

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Data Management


lexical semantics


Other Windows software


Other Experimental software

Dictionary Development Process (Experimental)

Current version: 4.0, released March, 2006

The Dictionary Development Process (DDP) uses a set of tools and techniques designed to facilitate the development of dictionaries for minority languages. At the heart of the program is a list of semantic domains that can be used to collect words, classify a dictionary, and facilitate semantic research.

Currently DDP can be used to collect a large percentage of the vocabulary of a language. There are also tools that can be used to develop a word list into a full dictionary.

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Dictionary Development Process support