OED and iFactory 

600,000 words...3 million quotations...more than 1,000 years of the English language


600,000 words...3 million quotations...more than 1,000 years of the English language...the new Oxford English Dictionary Online 

iFactory, an award-winning digital design and development firm, together with Oxford University Press, is thrilled to announce the revamp of the innovative online iteration of the most authoritative and comprehensive record of the English language.

James Gleick noted in the New York Review of Books, "The OED...has evolved into an enterprise of cyberspace, rather than a mere book...the renovation has turned a cottage into a palace."

Robert Faber, Editorial Director, Scholarly and General Reference at OUP said, "With the new OEDwebsite, we were able to unlock fresh insights into how the English language has been used across the centuries, by adding new ways to browse, search, and visualize the information." Faber added, "iFactory has been a great partner to work with on such a core project – they brought real creativity in design, understanding of user behavior, and engineering savvy – but they also understand the importance and value of the OED to its many readers."

Features include:

  • Search and browse by subject, region, usage, or by language of origin
  • Explore by time; search results can be displayed as a timeline allowing the user to see when words have come into the language, e.g. words from Japanese or words related to astronomy
  • Related links at entry level to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford Dictionaries Online (both iFactory projects) and other online resources
  • Create your own profile and save entries and searches

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