Agreement with Termcat
Last month, Dacco came to an agreement with Termcat, the net result of which is that from now on we are able to incorporate vocabulary from Termcat's 'Terminologia Oberta' word lists into our dictionaries. This is exciting news for our project as it means we are able to add to our database thousands of officially-sanctioned new words in specialist fields such as snowboarding, IT and human resources, thereby giving our users access to a much richer vocabulary base.
Of course, as we offer beginners and intermediate learners' dictionaries as well as the full Dacco dictionary, there is no fear that these specialised words will 'get in the way' of learners as all our entries are marked for frequency and, if the frequency of these words is low, they will not make it into the beginners and intermediate dictionaries.
In the full dictionaries, these entries will be marked with a small 'T' symbol so that users are aware that they are from Termcat's database. Of course, we never add words to Dacco without first running them past the expert eyes of our Dacco team and so our part of the agreement with Termcat is that, as and when we spot a word which we are not in agreement with and therefore need to adapt before we add it to Dacco (for example, we might not believe that the corresponding English term is correct or the best choice), we will notify Termcat of this fact together with our reasons. We are very happy to be able to perform this small favour in return as it creates a situation where everybody wins (both Dacco and Termcat and, more importantly, Dacco and Termcat's users).
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