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Japanese Proper Names Dictionary File

Copyright (C) 2002 The Electronic Dictionary Research and Development
Group, Monash University.
The ENAMDICT file contains Japanese proper names; place-names, surnames and
given names. These were originally included in the EDICT file, along with
other non-name entries. By late 1995, the number of name entries had
exceeded the others, and the file was becoming unmanageably large, so the
decision was made to split it. (The split was done automatically, and may
have been imperfectly performed. Please notify any errors.)
The format of the ENAMDICT file is exactly the same as the EDICT file, and
the EDICT documention should be consulted for more information.
Most software which uses the EDICT file can also handle other files,
however there is some software, such as MacJDic, which can only handle a
single file. In such cases, users can concatenate EDICT and ENAMDICT to
create a single file.
Note that with the release of ENAMDICT V97-001, the tagging of names has
now changed. The old (sur), (giv), etc. has been replaced with single-
letter codes, without the old redundancies. The codes, as of release
V2000-01, are:
s - surname
p - place-name
u - person name, as-yet unclassified
g - given name, as-yet not classified by sex
f - female given name
m - male given name
h - a full (family plus given) name of a historical person
In addition, a number of country-names are added in parentheses after
Jim Breen
School of Computer Science and Software Engineering
Monash University, Clayton 3168, Victoria, Australia
July 2002
In March 2000, James William Breen assigned ownership of the copyright of
the dictionary files assembled, coordinated and edited by him to the The
Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group at Monash University.
Information about the formal usage arrangement for EDICT can be found on
the Group's WWW page at:
In summary, ENAMDICT can be used, with acknowledgement, for any free
software or server, or included in file and software distributions at a
nominal charge for the distribution medium. It is also available under
non-exclusive licence for commercial uses.