Larousse launches online encyclopedia

<p>French publisher Larousse has introduced an online French-language encyclopedia inviting users to contribute content and offering free access to its dictionary, in direct competition to Wikipedia, reports the New York Times.</p><p>Larousse.fr said its contributors, unlike Wikipedia&rsquo;s, would be identified. &ldquo;People are more and more used to this abundance and are able to distinguish between reference articles and those expressing a point of view,&rdquo; said Line Karoubi, the assistant director for dictionaries and encyclopedia at Larousse.<br /><br /><br /></p>