JBrute is a stand-alone English→Japanese and Japanese →English dictionary lookup program. It uses publicly available data for the dictionary and examples (see acknowledgements below). The current distribution contains in excess of 170,000 dictionary entries and a similar number of example-of-use sentences.
Think of it as full-featured, PC-version of dedicated electronic dictionary device: a fast and easy way to look up both English and Japanese words and phrases. Features include:
-Key-by-key lookup in both English and Japanese. As you type, entries that start with your query immediately appear in the left search pane.
-Power searches. Every word of the dictionary and examples can be searched (including Wildcard and quoted phrase searches)
-Vocabulary List for electronic text. Given a section of Japanese text (say in a PDF file or a web page), you can automatically create a list of words/phrases found in the text.