History and Background of this site
About SHABDKOSH Language Portal
Since the beginning of SHABDKOSH website until today, our goal has been to create the best possible language reference resource that we can and ensure that Indian languages have as good resources as are available for other leading international languages of the world. Towards this goal, there have been several initiatives that were first developed and introduced by SHABDKOSH.COM before arriving on some of the competing sites. Some of these are as listed here.Read More
Today, this online dictionary is one of the top sites for Indian language reference. However, we believe that there is a lot of potential for improvement. We hope that with the help of our knowledgeable users, we can make lot of improvement in the quality of this dictionary.Read More
History, Background and Motivation
The online English Hindi dictionary started as a small project with an aim to just make a website in Hindi. Dictionary was chosen as an application because there was no good quality online dictionary at the time and also because making a dictionary involves lot of challenge. The first version was a very simple site with about 15,000 words from the public domain dictionary compiled by Ram Narain Lal in 1936. Over time, the vocabulary was improvised and today it has tens of thousands of words. This site has grown in popularity because of its easy interface and strong vocabulary database. And we stay committed to improving it continuously.
What is this site about
This website debuted in 2003 as an attempt to provide users with easy access to a English-Hindi dictionary. We remain committed to the goal of making it one of the finest reference sites for Indian languages. Starting with a very humble site that was first announced in an online Hindi forum, today this site serves English and Hindi meanings to users in over 180 countries!
Who created this site
This site was conceptualized, designed and implemented by Maneesh Soni several years ago with help from a team of translators in India. He created this site out of passion for Hindi language and to spread the benefit of the internet as an enabling technology. His other interests include photography, art, travel, tinkering and flying small planes. He is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India where he studied Electrical Engineering.
Originally, the site was focused on English and Hindi and over the years, the site has expanded the number of Indian languages. Most recently, we have added Konkani, in collaboration with the Konkani Bhasha Mandal of Goa.
About this site
- About SHABDKOSH Language Portal
- Future Goals
- History, Background and Motivation
- What is this site about
- Who created this site
- WordNet 3.0 from Princeton University
- Individual Contributors
- WordNet 2.1 from Princeton University
- Public Domain work of Shri Ram Narain Lal
- Vocabulary Video Challenge Results
- World Hindi Day
- Vocabulary Video Challenge
- Indian Language Synonyms
- Document and file translation