<< On June 1, 1996 Grady Ward announced that the fruits of the Moby project were being placed in the public domain:
The Moby lexicon project is complete and has
been place into the public domain. Use, sell,
rework, excerpt and use in any way on any platform.
Placing this material on internal or public servers is
also encouraged. The compiler is not aware of any
export restrictions so freely distribute world-wide.
You can verify the public domain status by contacting
3449 Martha Ct.
Arcata, CA 95521-4884
The project is available either as a complete distribution [26MB] or as set of subprojects:
- Moby Hyphenator
185,000 entries fully hyphenated
- Moby Language
Word lists in five of the world's great languages
- Moby Part-of-Speech
230,000 entries fully described by part(s) of speech, listed in priority order
- Moby Pronunciator
175,000 entries fully International Phonetic Alphabet coded
- Moby Shakespeare
The complete unabridged works of Shakespeare
- Moby Thesaurus
30,000 root words, 2.5 million synonyms andrelated words
- Moby Words
610,000+ words and phrases.
The largest word list in the world
A mirror of this information is also available at
(you need to search for the MOBY project in Gutenberg's database).
Last modified: October 24, 2000
The Institute for Language Speech and Hearing, The University of Sheffield