Dictconv-cx is a dictionary converter that is a stripped down and expanded version of dictconv. It removes support for the DICT dictionary, stardict, as other tools such as makedict handle it well, and adds support for UTF-8 encoding, keywords longer than 255 characters, 82,000+ character length in definitions, and other changes.
HogTrans provides an automatic word translation engine built on statistics of text translations used for free software. It basically provides an automatically created dictionary with multiple translations and example usages for each. HogTrans can import translations from standard GNU .mo-files.
Unibas is a program (a "fat client" of PostgreSQL) to manage frequently used entity types. Its mission is to create a relational database that is both human- and machine-readable (semantic) to collect data about people, documents (books, songs, movies, etc.), products (CDs, DVDs, etc.), fictional characters, events, places and other entities for personal and collective use. It features complete archive management. You get a document (text, image, music, video) from somewhere (e.g. from the Internet) and tell Unibas to take care of it. Unibas does the rest. Album management: CDs can be lost or destroyed by scratches or heat. Unibas makes it easy to back them up, including most of the metadata (composers, artists, titles, etc.). Organize your knowledge in a tree structure like most modern scientific books, yet extended over the complete human knowledge. Link your knowledge with existing knowledge in the tree and with external documents. Tap the many human-readable sources on the Internet and put their content in an ordered, machine-readable, semantic form. Explain words in a dictionary through well understood language-agnostic notions.
QuickDic parses data from en.wiktionary.org and Beolingus to generate dictionary files that can be used offline. It currently has built-in dictionaries from English to: German (Deutsch - Englisch), Italian (inglese - italiano), Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Chinese|Mandarin|Cantonese, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Estonian, Finnish, French, Greek, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Japanese, Korean, Kurdish, Malay, Maori, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Sanskrit, Serbian, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yiddish, and Zulu.
oed2dict is a set of scripts that convert the full Oxford English Dictionary v2 (CD-ROM version 3.0) into the jargon and DICT file formats. These can then be consulted with any DICT compatible dictionary lookup program. The resulting DICT files are much faster to use when compared with the proprietary program from the original distribution, and are significantly smaller, with the whole database only weighing around 190MiB.
Ding is a dictionary lookup program for the X Window system on Linux/Unix. It comes with a German-English Dictionary with about 253,000 entries. It is based on Tk version >= 8.3 and uses the agrep or egrep tools for searching. In addition ding can also search in English dictionaries using dict(1) and check spelling using ispell(1). It has many configuration options, such as search preferences, interface language (English or German), and colors. It has history and help functions and comes with useful key and mouse bindings for quick and easy lookups.
TAO Translator (formerly, The Advanced Online Translator) uses online translation services to provide translations. Currently supported services: Google Translate (supports translation, language detection, dictionary, and reverse translations for single words); Microsoft Translator, a.k.a. Bing Translator (supports translation only); Yandex.Translate (supports translation and language detection); and Yandex.Dictionaries (supports dictionary with synonyms and reverse translations). More services are possible in the future.
Artha is a handy thesaurus based on WordNet with distinct features like global hot key look up, passive desktop notification, regular expression based search, etc. Artha may be used as a free open-source replacement/clone to the proprietary WordWeb Pro thesaurus (which is also based on WordNet) on Unix-like and Windows operating systems.