Germanic Lexicon Project
Author: Sean Crist (Nuance Communications)
Email: kurisuto at panix dot com
Date: 2015-01-12 14:40:59
Subject: Re: History of B&T at GLP
> I am trying to find out when Bosworth & Toller first became available
> in a form where you could search for a Modern English word. I note the
> search engine is dated 2005 but it is version 3, so an earlier version
> may have been available to some or all. Further, the database presumably
> had so many mistakes at the beginning that it would be difficult to find
> things. Is it possible to get access to earlier versions? My specific
> problem is that I need to find out what would have been found if you
> searched for 'onion' in about June 2004! Are there records
> of when individual entries or pages were updated?
> Thank you.
It's been so long since I coded up the system that I no longer remember exactly what came before version 3.
It would be very difficult to answer your question. I still have old files from the project here and there, but I didn't keep things organized in such a way that I'd be able to look back and determine what things looked like at some earlier state.
Can I ask why you're interested in this? It's a rather unusual question.