Persian Picture Dictionary is a multimedia environment in which objects and activities illustrated in theme-based images are matched with corresponding Persian words. By clicking on the items, the user can see the word written in the Persian script and listen to its pronunciation through an accompanying audio file. Images are designed to reflect everyday life in Iran today and convey some aspects of Persian culture to the user.
This phase of the project includes basic vocabulary for describing physical appearance, daily routines, items in some everyday spaces and items in some national and religious ceremonies in Iran.
Collaborators include Narges Nematollahi (University of Arizona, Project Director),Hamidreza Bahramian (University of Arizona, Software Developer),Sepideh Goodarzi (Graphic Designer), Hossein Siavoshi and Fatemeh Molaei (University of Arizona, Data Collection and Data Entry Specialist). The project was funded by a CERCLL Faculty Research Fellow grant in 2020. Additional support was given by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona. We would like to thank Dr. Shahriar Piroozram (Traditional Arts Researcher and Tutor) for accepting to act as the artistic advisor of the project and Martha Castleberry (University of Arizona, Business Manager) for her invaluable help with the administrative part of the project.