On 05/05/05, Berger, Daniel <Daniel.Berger / qwest.com> wrote:
> > -----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. :)

That surely is simpler, but also a lot less interesting and time consuming... ;)

best regards,

Brian

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