EDR will likely produce a practical scale, machine-usable dictionary for Japanese and English.

The scale of EDR accomplishments is very impressive and should be taken as a model for similar research programs elsewhere.

A follow-on project, the Knowledge Archives Project, may be funded, and should be closely tracked.

EDR has not significantly improved the underlying technology for maintaining large knowledge bases. EDR has also not significantly added to our theoretical understanding of knowledge base organization.

EDR demonstrates that a funded national-scale project with a pragmatic focus can make a significant contribution.

Published: May 1993; WTEC Hyper-Librarian