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A BS4 based English Dictinonary

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A Beautiful Soup based English Dictionary

An English Dictionary Implementation to explore Databases in depth.
The main method extracts the meaning of the word from the Cambridge Univ.site, if the meaning doesn't exist in the dictionary database.
After parsing from the site, it prints the meaning and inserts it into the dictionary database.
Once the meaning has been inserted into the dictionary database, look up takes O(1) time.

Direction to install:

Download the package.
Extract from the Zip Folder
Use the following command from on this location on the command prompt:
"python -m pip install ."
After successful installation,On the Python shell :
>>>import eng_dictionary
>>>eng_dictionary.meaning('<< Word you wish to look up for >>')



I have used the following Python modules :

1. urllib : To fetch the resources from Cambridge university url for Word meaning
2. bs4: To parse the innerHTML for the word's meaning from the Cambridge University site
3. sqlite3: To lookup for the meaning of the word in the database if it exists else, for parsing and inserting into the database

References for building the package:
http://www.diveintopython3.net/packaging.html

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