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Vizpedia is a multi-language visual dictionary and web service that gives you pictures instead of text for the description of a word's possible meanings. It supports 9 languages including French, German and Spanish. If you are a foreign language learner or an educator in need of an emergent literacy tool, this might just come in handy. Why not give it a go?
It employs an optimised version of ARASAAC's CC-licensed symbol set, created by Sergio Palao and originally intended for users with learning difficulties.
The service's syntax is
http://www.hqcasanova.com/vizpedia/<term>[/<language code>] and, as you can see, can take two parameters at most:
termTerm to be looked up. This parameter is mandatory.
language codeInteger representing the term's language of origin. If not specified, English is assumed.
The languages currently available are:
The response is a JSON-formatted array with the identifiers of all the publicly-available image files for the pictographs corresponding to the term provided. The URL for such files is of the form:
http://www.hqcasanova.com/vizpedia/<first digit of image identifier>/<image identifier>.png
For example, the URLs corresponding to the two identifiers included in the response
["2811","5446"] for a request to
http://www.hqcasanova.com/vizpedia/river would be:
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