The New Japanese Multilingual Dictionary Project

Examples of JMdict entries

A1. A "normal" EDICT entry

	料理 [りょうり] /cooking (vs)/cuisine/

A2. The replacement entry in the XML format. Note that both "cooking" and
"cuisine" have been marked as <pri> as they are likely to be high-priority
targets for searches.

	<entry>
		<k_ele>
			<keb>
				料理
			</keb>
		</k_ele>
		<r_ele>
			<reb>
				りょうり
			</reb>
		</r_ele>
		<info>
			&vs;
		</info>
		<sense>
			<gloss><pri>cooking</pri></gloss>
			<gloss><pri>cuisine</pri></gloss>
		</sense>
	</entry>

B1. Merging of entries which are variants of each other

   The following are two entries in the current EDICT file:

	生け花 [いけばな] /flower arrangement/
	生花 [いけばな] /(io) flower arrangement/

   Logically they are they same word in two different orthographic forms,
   the second employing a common but irregular use of okurigana. This has
   been tagged by the use of "(io)" in the gloss field.

B2. The following is the replacement single entry in the XML format. The 
word "flower" has be marked as <pri> as it is likely to be a 
high-priority target in a  search using the word "flower" as a keyword.

	<entry>
		<k_ele>
			<keb>
				生け花
			</keb>
		</k_ele>
		<k_ele>
			<keb>
				生花
			</keb>
			<ke_inf>
				&io;
			</ke_inf>
		</k_ele>
		<r_ele>
			<reb>
				いけばな
			</reb>
		</r_ele>
		<sense>
			<gloss><pri>flower</pri> arrangement</gloss>
		</sense>
	</entry>

C1. Combined entry with restricted readings

	根本 [こんぽん] /origin/source/foundation/root/principle/
	根本 [ねもと] /root/source/base/
	根元 [こんげん] /root/base/
	根元 [ねもと] /root/base/

C2. The resulting single entry. Note the restrictions on the
こんぽん/こんげん readings.

	<entry>
		<k_ele>
			<keb>
				根本
			</keb>
		</k_ele>
		<k_ele>
			<keb>
				根元
			</keb>
		</k_ele>
		<r_ele>
			<reb>
				ねもと
			</reb>
		</r_ele>
		<r_ele>
			<reb>
				こんぽん
			</reb>
			<re_restr>
				根本
			</re_restr>
		</r_ele>
		<r_ele>
			<reb>
				こんげん
			</reb>
			<re_restr>
				根元
			</re_restr>
		</r_ele>
		<sense>
			<gloss>origin</gloss>
			<gloss>source</gloss>
			<gloss>foundation</gloss>
			<gloss>root</gloss>
			<gloss>base</gloss>
			<gloss>principle</gloss>
		</sense>
	</entry>