Dow Jones Launches a Wordnik-Powered Financial Dictionary

December 15, 2011

Dow Jones-owned has launched a new tool to educate its readers about the world of personal finance—with help from online dictionary startup Wordnik.

The site unveiled a new financial glossary with more than 4,000 terms, illustrated with sentences from articles in The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, and SmartMoney. General manager Gail Griffin said the glossary is a natural extension of SmartMoney's mission, which is (in part) "to really try to connect the news back to advice." At the same time, Griffin wanted to partner with a technology company, particularly to "take all of our content, the relevant sentences and descriptions, and connect it with different words." Read more>>>>