How dictionary content is accessed has changed considerably over the last 10 years. People no longer simply reach for a print dictionary; they expect to be able to have access to a word at their fingertips. Collins has embraced this change and is committed to providing cutting edge dictionaries when and where the consumer needs them.
By licensing Collins Language data and trademarks our partners benefit from knowing they are working with high quality, dynamic content that can be used across any medium.
Collins has been engaged in digital licensing for over 10 years and now reaches over 100 different customers across a range of platforms including:
Leading dictionary and reference websites
Downloadable and online language learning software products
Software products and services
Mobile applications (branded and non-branded)
Digital and interactive television
Dedicated electronic dictionary devices
Language learning portals
Online retail and marketing businesses
Online content aggregators
Over the last 10 years Collins has developed a solid understanding of the needs of digital customers, whether that is ensuring data is in the right format, understanding the different technological requirements in terms of how content should be presented and developing innovative datasets which make for really compelling products. We can provide custom solutions; either starting a data project from scratch working to a specific remit or using existing content as a base and combining datasets, extending the richness of data elements etc.
We publish over 300 dictionary and language learning titles and Collins portfolio is developing all the time. There are new regional initiatives which see us developing content for markets such as India, creating new English language learning products which will help you succeed in business or in your chosen English exam, plus our living database called the Multilingual Database - a symmetrical database of text and audio which currently stands at 36 languages and counting. Information about many of our products can be found on this website. If you have bespoke content needs please do contact us.
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If you cannot find what you are looking for here, or if you require tailor-made language data or any other information, please contact us.
Collins Language is part of HarperCollins Publishers which has a full range of educational, children's, reference and trade content also available to license.
Our data is clean, tagged, consistent and fully documented and should pose no problem for software engineers. Our datasets are mainly held in the following formats – Tagged text and XML (dictionaries) and XML, PDF and Quark (language learning). We would be happy to provide samples for evaluation.
A range of content as per your needs delivered to your website or devices via API.
An introduction to the licensing solutions available from Collins:
How Collins works with digital partners:
Collins content application demo: