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'[OT]: A new English word toy...'
2001\03\12@132401 by jamesnewton

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I have a new dictionary toy at
techref.massmind.org/cgi-bin/wnsearch.exe
type in a word or two and play around.

Love to hear some feedback...

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2001\03\12@135253 by John Pfaff

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PIC - Word Not Found
Microcontroller - Word Not Found
'nuff said :)

Other than that it looks nice.  The few other words I tried (computer,
microprocessor, run, desk) all came back with a lot of information.  Nice.

- John

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2001\03\12@135622 by Dan Michaels

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At 10:11 AM 3/12/01 -0800, you wrote:
>I have a new dictionary toy at
>techref.massmind.org/cgi-bin/wnsearch.exe
>type in a word or two and play around.
>
>Love to hear some feedback...


James,

Don't think I like it - just tried i2c and pic, and neither flew.

BTW, I realize how difficult it would be to totally cross-reference
techref - ie, to build a comprehensive index - but I wonder that
you couldn't easily put in a list of 100 or so "keywords", one of
who's selection who "automatically" evoke the search engine to
find references.

This would provide an implicit cross-reference, and should take
essentially no work to implement [possibly an invalid assumption].

- dan michaels
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2001\03\12@140649 by jamesnewton

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Adding the ability for users to define new words directly (which non of the
other dictionary sites do AFAIK) is on the to-do list for very soon.

Its part of the massmind idea of allowing people to directly record
experience.
http://techref.massmind.org/techref/idea/websites.htm

I want people to add their own definitions and new words and links and
stories about words and etc... Words can be fun and people shouldn't miss
out on words like:
Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who
doesn't get it. Get it? its a combination of sarcastic and chasm!

Or just fun definitions of existing words like:
Normal: A normal man can run a 6 minute mile but the average man cannot.

In the future, the "add a comment" etc... form at the PICList site will
spell check the text and try to link any uncommon words to existing page on
the site. If you type  "This type of multi-drop network lends itself to
RS-485."
The spell check will toss all the words except "multi-drop" and "RS-485."
I will then do a page title search for *multi-drop* and *RS-485* which will
return records for pages related to that subject from the site. I will then
link those words to the best match of those pages. Any words that don't
match a dictionary word or a title word will get a little superscript "?"
after them with a link to an asp page that will suggest a correct spelling
(future project), do a full text search for that word on existing pages, and
offer a text box to write a definition of the word if it is, in fact,
correctly spelled and new to the site.

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2001\03\12@141313 by jamesnewton

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Its not an index of the site. Its a dictionary of the English language.

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2001\03\12@143522 by Dan Michaels

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Oh - yeah, works great for "puppy".

Well, how about an index of the site, along the lines
of what I mentioned?




At 11:12 AM 3/12/01 -0800, you wrote:
>Its not an index of the site. Its a dictionary of the English language.
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2001\03\12@144537 by Barry Gershenfeld

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At 11:04 AM 3/12/01 -0800, you wrote:
>Adding the ability for users to define new words directly (which non of the
>other dictionary sites do AFAIK) is on the to-do list for very soon.

But I hope we'll be able to tell the source of a definition so
we know how much to beleive.

Barry

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2001\03\12@144747 by Barry Gershenfeld

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>Love to hear some feedback...
>James Newton KILLspamjamesKILLspamspammassmind.org 1-619-652-0593

This is cool!  And it's about 100000 times faster than
that dictionary.com thing!

figment - a very rare noun which means...
memento - a very rare noun which means...

so I had to try:

steak tartare - a very rare noun...

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2001\03\12@153137 by Douglas Wood

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Well, he did say "English" word. Last time I looked, PIC and I2C were
acronyms, not words!!

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2001\03\12@163233 by jamesnewton

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We've changed rare to specific...

specific A specific noun which may mean:
<GRIN>

For anyone who still doesn't get it.. This has nothing to do with PICs or
really with technical things at all. Its about the English language.

It will be used on the PICList site later, but only as it relates to
English.

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2001\03\12@184651 by Barry Gershenfeld

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We also learn that "verb" is a noun.

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2001\03\12@211152 by mmucker

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Uhm... welll.... it is a noun, actually...

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2001\03\12@215551 by James Newton

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Yes Barry, some of us almost get your sense of humor... <GRIN>

Barry told me off list that he just noticed that all the words in the
description of the main word are also hyperlinked... Anybody else miss that?

You can play all sorts of fun "browsing words" games...

Challenge: What (at least in the opinion of the compilers of this
dictionary) is the most all encompassing noun?

Hint: x is a type of.... is a type of... is a type of...

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We also learn that "verb" is a noun.

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