> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Schröäer [mailto:ruby.brian / gmail.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 12:14 PM
> To: ruby-talk ML
> Subject: Re: Thesaurus library?
> 
> 
> On 05/05/05, Richard Livsey <richard / livsey.org> wrote:
> > Does anyone know of a library/package which will enable finding of 
> > synonyms and antonyms for words?
> > 
> > I've googled, and looked at rubyforge and sourceforge but haven't 
> > turned up anything.
> > 
> > Thanks in advance
> > 
> 
> Not really an answer, but If you train an LSA algorithm as it 
> was recently mentioned here on a really big textlist, you can 
> extract synonyms quite easily. The only problem is that 
> antonyms have nearly the same meaning as synonyms (Only one 
> dimension is different) so they won't be far away. I'd really 
> like to have some time to play with this LSA implementation....
> 
> Sorry for the noise,
> 
> Brian

While an interesting approach, it's probably easier to find a web service that does this and write a wrapper for it. :)

Regards,

Dan