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SPREADSHEET FOR WORDS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013630D
Original Publication Date: 2001-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

I have invented a new software product that is a "spreadsheet for words." It treats the word input as a data element and brings back all requested search elements. The user dynamically sets up the columns from a punch list of available matches, such as antonyms, synonyms, foreign languages, prefix, suffix, rhyming, anagram, etc. Floating "definition" boxes and "example of usage" boxes can also be displayed. Favorite screen setups can be specified under user preferences. Clicking on any item brings up further detail about that item or its usage. Please see the mock-up below of the main application screen.

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SPREADSHEET FOR WORDS

   I have invented a new software product that is a "spreadsheet for words." It treats the word input as a data element and brings back all requested search elements. The user dynamically sets up the columns from a punch list of available matches, such as antonyms, synonyms, foreign languages, prefix, suffix, rhyming, anagram, etc. Floating "definition" boxes and "example of usage" boxes can also be displayed. Favorite screen setups can be specified under user preferences. Clicking on any item brings up further detail about that item or its usage. Please see the mock-up below of the main application screen.

WORD Prefix Suffix Foreign Antonym Synonym Rhyming Phrase

pointatanointtipball (Fr)pointpointedappoint point

repoint

pointer

punto (Sp) sphere

nib

appoint beside the point

unpointed

pointing punto (It) globe

sharp end

conjoint make a point of

pointless

pointy

punct-um (L) counterpoint

nekuda (Hb) disjoint

joint

Multiple Definitions: n. 1. sharp end or tip 2. headland or promontory 3. punctuation mark or period 4. area, place 5. compass direction 6. unit of measure 7. point in time 8. separate detail 9. edge 10. feature, subject 11. essential thing 12. purpose, aim 13. consideration

Words can also be entered with missing letters, for use in crossword puzzle or related (cryptographic) applications. The product is a new and useful tool for writers, helping them find the "mot juste" for all types of documents. The application can work to pass in...