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Thesaurus

A browser with a thesaurus
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Being a word-freak from way back I used to scorn those who actually "used" a thesaurus, or a similar book of synonyms to enhance web-searching.

How the prideful hath fallen. The inside of my skull still resembles the night-sky over the desert, but to my horror, black holes are popping up all over it, each one being where a cluster of word-galaxies has blinked out forever.

So does any 'baker know of a browser, good bad or indifferent that has a thesaurus on tap to save me from fumbling with a book? Now if Google had one ...
rayfo, Nov 23 2000

Cool Thesaurus http://www.plumbdesign.com/thesaurus/
For Java fans [hippo, Nov 23 2000, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Moby Thesaurus http://elza.lpi.ac.ru/cgi-bin/mth
My favorite thesaurus of all time. Alas, this link is shaky at best. It used to be reliable. [bristolz, Dec 15 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]

AikSauris, based on Moby Thesaurus http://aiken.clan11.../aiksaurus/012demo/
There is no peer for this thesaurus, imho (other than Moby Thesaurus). Frankly, I'm surprised that this was not already linked to by one of the demi-weazened [bristolz, Dec 15 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Moby Thesaurus Resources http://www.dcs.shef...esearch/ilash/Moby/
Grady Ward's spectacular thesaurus. [bristolz, Dec 15 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Javascript Roget's search javascript:Qr=docum...&words='+escape(Qr)
You can place this as a bookmark in most browsers. [bookworm, Dec 15 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]

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       hippo linked to my favorite thesaurus of all thesaureds. I hoped that the principle behind this item would be someday applied to an Othello application.
reensure, Nov 24 2000
  

       The Cool Thesaurus is fascinating and a masterpiece of design , but there's a flaw.   

       The shimmering effect is elegant but baffling to those with certain eye defecrs.
rayfo, Nov 24 2000
  

       How would the principle be applied to an Othello application?
egnor, Nov 24 2000
  

       egnor: as a way to play ahead. Hover the cursor at a point and watch the game play. Move the cursor to hover at another node, and the game play follows suit.

Why not just play the game? Well, I do, but I just feel that the visual display would be KEWL!
reensure, Nov 27 2000
  

       FWIW, I open Word and use its Thesaurus and spell checker. It'd be nice to have these built into a browser, but building them into the OS would be better.
phoenix, Dec 15 2001
  

       Building it into the OS would *not* be better. I don't want to sacrifice storage space or performance just because other people have vocabulary deficits.   

       I believe what phoenix is searching for would better be implemented as a separate thesaurus program that could be called by the user or by other applications--the equivalent of ispell.
bookworm, Dec 17 2001
  


 

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