This collection comprises three CD-ROMs and accompanying printed memoranda and advertising material prepared by Mary Ritchie
Key, General Editor of the Intercontinental Dictionary Series, University of California, Irvine, Dept. of Linguistics. CD-ROMs
are titled: 1. South American Indian Languages Computer Database 2. Uralic, Semitic, Pacific, and Misc. Languages CD-ROM 3.
Indo-European Languages Computer Database
The Intercontinental Dictionary Series (IDS) is a database of vocabulary lists in different world languages. The IDS allows
users to make custom tables that compare different languages side-by-side. The idea for the IDS originated in 1957 when Mary
Ritchie Key, the general editor of the IDS, was on a Fulbright in Chile. After she returned from Chile she initiated different
pilot projects at the University of California, Irvine. In 1982, a computer science and math major created a program they
called "SYNCOG," which later became the International Dictionary Series.
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of Special Collections and Archives.
The collection is open for research. Access to archival originals is restricted.