This online dictionary originated from the collation of a singular,pluralorcollective number of existing lexical resources for Maltese, some of which were available online, while others were developed as a result of research projects by academics and postgraduate students.
The online version of the dictionary is one of the outcomes of the Maltese Language Resource Server project (http://mlrs.research.um.edu.mt), a long-term initiative by the Institute of Linguistics and the Department of Intelligent Computer Systems at the University of Malta. The electronic version of the dictionary was initially developed by John J. Camilleri and subsequently fine-tuned and edited by the MLRS team.
The dictionary was further developed and made public as a result of a strong collaboration between the Malta Communications Authority, the Institute of Linguistics, the Department of Intelligent Computer Systems at the University of Malta, as well as the Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Ilsien Malti, which mediated the collaboration agreement. We have also made this dictionary available in a mobile-friendly version and as a downloadable application fromGoogle Play to allow to use this service anytime, any place.
Aqubix focused on the creation of the visual concept and the presentation of the UX to easily present all of the information in the dictionary in an intuitive manner. The solution presents custom tooltip features on terms, integration with the servers at University of Malta via API calls and web services and feedback features all manages through the CMS.