Lemmatron vs Region

How do I use Lemmatron in conjunction with a Region?

For example:


This will yield a result because labored is an inflection of labor in US English. But I need to know if it's an inflection of a UK English (GB Region) word.

Doing a simple Entries search for labor shows us that there is no entry for this word:


What I'm after is a combination of the two?



  • AmosDuveenAmosDuveen Member, Administrator, Moderator admin
    edited November 2018

    Hi @jmiller,

    This is not always as easy as you might expect because the UK data also contains US spellings as variants and vice versa so inflections of both US and UK variants are recorded in the data.

    The reason why your entry call didn't return a result is because it only searches through available headwords; had you done a search https://od-api.oxforddictionaries.com/api/v1/search/en?q=labor, the first result would have been labo*u*r.

    As far as the Lemmatron is concerned, you'll notice that there are two possible root forms (labour and labor), which are not currently tagged by region; this is one of a long list of suggestions we need to look into, once some important background improvements have been done.

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