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Sometimes when an electronic thesaurus is consulted, one
input word is not sufficient to convey a "thought" to the
retrieval system. If the user knew how to concisely convey
their intended meaning in one word, the word retrieval
system would be useless.
Proposed is a thesaurus that takes as
an input a short
series of related words (as in a hendiadys or hendiatris).
Words entered into the system database would first be
scored according to their relationship with related words.
Existing thesaurus systems may be useful for an initial
build, but this additional scoring system would add
accuracy in the match. Results would be matched against
all of the inputs for a best match.
||I find google to be the best thesaurus. You write a
few words, and it complete's your thought.
||So what's needed is new type of google, that shows
you related searches, next to the actual results.
||I'd prefer a Google that shows you the actual results instead of the obscurely related and usually non-sequitur results it currently shows.
||Could this be theremin-like? The first word describes the concept and the second word describes the intensity.
||E.g. "happy" + "slightly" = pleased, satisfied, content, amused, comfortable
||"happy" + "extremely" = delighted, ecstatic, euphoric, on air, orgasmic