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Synonym Support While Editing a Data File

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000101400D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-16
Document File: 1 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Chun, EG: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a function in DisplayWrite* 5/2 that permits a user to find synonyms for the words contained in a data file while editing that data file.

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Synonym Support While Editing a Data File

       This article describes a function in DisplayWrite* 5/2
that permits a user to find synonyms for the words contained in a
data file while editing that data file.

      Data files often contain character data such as descriptions or
memo fields that contain free-flowing text. Currently, while creating
and revising text in a data file, a user has no automatic way of
finding synonyms for words he would like to use in his data file.

      DisplayWrite 5/2 has solved this problem by allowing the user
to access a synonym feature directly while editing a data file.
Because of the implementation of the Edit File Description and Data
File function in DisplayWrite 5/2, many of the rich text functions
available to the user while editing documents are also available to
the user while he edits data files.  Synonym support is a unique
feature in editing a data file.  With DisplayWrite 5/2, the user can
obtain synonyms for the words in his data file.  These synonyms are
displayed to the user in easy-to-select lists grouped together by
parts of speech.

      Because of this feature, the user has the advantage of
examining all synonyms available for the words in his data file in
order to choose the most suitable word for his data file.
*  Trademark of IBM Corp.