Having just read your "Latin Dictionary and Grammar Aid" html file for Notre Dame, I thought you might be interested to know of the automatic Latin to English Translator "Blitz Latin". It has been commercially available since mid-2001, and has been the subject of review in two classical-orientated magazines.
This is a joint venture between William Whitaker (who wrote the WORDS dictionary) and myself (a British specialist in Artificial Intelligence). Blitz Latin is very, very fast in operation (faster even than WORDS, despite also carrying out full text translations), with the resulting advantage that it can sweep through hundreds of Latin files looking for words unknown to our dictionary, and sort them into declining frequency of occurrence. Subsequently, the most common unknown words are added to the dictionary (we can also check assignments of conjugations and declensions at the same time). At the moment, we can assert that no Latin word that occurs more than 10 times in my personal collection of more than 2,000 Latin files (10 million words; classical and medieval) will be missing from the dictionary (excepting proper names). No word that occurs more than 15 times in the Packard Humanities Institute (PHI) CD-ROM #5.3 (all Latin texts to 200 AD; 7.5 million words) will be missing either. Of course, the great majority of words that occur fewer then 10-15 times in these files will also be translated.
Blitz Latin is a WINDOWS-based program that operates with WIN 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000 and XP with a RAM requirement of only 4 MBytes. It can be down-loaded as a free trial version (10 uses) from www.software-partners.co.uk.
Release 1.51 is newly available as a free upgrade to existing licence holders (or purchaseable separately) from January 2003. As well as possessing all the features of its predecessor, it has:
I hope you find this useful and interesting. Some readers of your web-site might find it useful too!
With kind regards,
(Dr.) John White
(programmer of "Blitz Latin", and programmer of "Inscript" [searching of Frankfurt University's Inscriptions database.])