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Looking for a freely available synonym database

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by stumu, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. stumu

    stumu Newbie

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    Anyone know where I can get my hands on a large, free synonym database?

    It's not for a BH product (this time ;) ) but is for a personal project so looking for freeware or open source, and something with raw data, not encoded, so I can import into a mysql db and mess with stuff.
     
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  2. drkenneth

    drkenneth Executive VIP

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    Might be able to contact either of these sites with a well-written email stating your purpose and ensuring them you're not out to compete with them:

    http://www.synonym.com/
    http://dico.isc.cnrs.fr/dico/en/search

    Other than getting a database through someone who has them in a web database already I do not know of any others.


    Edit:
    Found one:
    http://script.wareseeker.com/ASP-NET/synonyms-database.zip/3036
    another (mirror)
    http://www.hotscripts.com/Detailed/55944.html

    I haven't tried it so I can not attest to its validity, but seems to be what it is. "This is a MS Access database with a list of words and synonyms to use in your applications."
     
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  3. nikhil88

    nikhil88 Regular Member

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    thanks a lot drkenneth
    was tired of searching for a database like that
     
  4. stumu

    stumu Newbie

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    This will do the job just fine - thank you!