This file is a reformatted version of a file labelled: "英語→日本語テック辞書" sent to me by James Friend. He received it at the "Onkyou Gakkai '00" acoustics conference in Japan in 2000. It was on a diskette among the conference kit goodies. He has lost the papers that came with it. It appears to be freeware, and he thought I might be able to make it available via the WWWJDIC server.
The file appears to have come from a Japanese source, as there were many spelling mistakes in the English of the "cancelous" (cancerous), "algolithmic" (algorithmic), etc. variety. My favourite is: "carrier sence multiple access with collision defect". I have corrected several hundred errors, but I am sure there are many more.
I would appreciate more information about this file if there is any available.
The original file was a Macintosh text file in the order: English Kanji Category-name Category-number Reading. The processing I carried out was:
The original file had each entry categorized with a field name and number. I have left the number in parentheses after each English field. They map into the following list of categories: