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Automated Thesaurus For Temporary Replacement of Synonyms

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044790D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Tannenbaum, AR: AUTHOR

Abstract

The operator of this text editing technique is allowed to temporarily replace a word with a synonym so that it may be viewed in the context of the sentence. The operator is able to choose other synonyms from a synonym list until satisfied that the best choice has been made. Permanent replacement or "window shopping" for a more desirable word is indicated to the system by a cursoring technique.

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Automated Thesaurus For Temporary Replacement of Synonyms

The operator of this text editing technique is allowed to temporarily replace a word with a synonym so that it may be viewed in the context of the sentence. The operator is able to choose other synonyms from a synonym list until satisfied that the best choice has been made. Permanent replacement or "window shopping" for a more desirable word is indicated to the system by a cursoring technique.

Using linguistics-assistance window display technology, at operator request a number of synonyms are presented in a window on the display of the text editing system. The operator may choose a synonym by using the cursor position to indicate the replacement. "Pointing" to a synonym is accomplished by placing the cursor under any character of the replacement. The operator then presses a key to perform the replacement of the original with the synonym. If the cursor is positioned at the first character of the synonym, the replacement is permanent and the window of synonyms is removed from the screen. If the cursor is placed at any other position in the synonym, the replacement is temporary. Thus, the original word is visually replaced in the text on the screen, and the synonym display window remains displayed to allow for one or more additional selections. This is called "window shopping" or "window browsing". As the temporary replacement is made, the cursor is automatically repositioned at the first character of the syn...