Re: Thesaurus file(s), broken link => how to get one?
- sc wrote:
> On Sunday 03 August 2008 06:46, Peter Cech wrote:OK, technically not broken, but as good as broken in that "it no longer
>> On Sun, Aug 03, 2008 at 12:51:40 +0200, Tony Mechelynck wrote:
>>> On 03/08/08 00:51, H. Sasse wrote:
>>>> [...] in the help file
>>>> (:he thesaurus) says
>>>> To obtain a file to be used here, check out the wordlist FAQ at
>>>> http://www.hyphenologist.co.uk .
>>>> I've tried that and there is a link to word lists. This link is broken,
>>> I don't see a broken link but a forbidden link:
>>> You don't have permission to access /wordlist/ on this server.
>> Looks like all the webpage files got deleted. The WayBack Machine showsThose appear to be lists of words. No thesaurus file.
>> the site alive about a year ago and there is a link to some wordlists:
>>No, I pruned the URL back to the main site and there is no way to do that.
>>> Since anything ending in .co.uk means a British _commercial_ site, I
>>> suppose you have to register (for £££) before you can get access to the
Also, the assumption is false that it would be necessary to register on
site: *.demon.co.uk have been indivual sites provided by an ISP. Also
provides quite a lot of free content. There are .co.uk mirrors, to keep
[ or "for all the jackdaw reasons" :-)]
>>> wordlists. This, of course, leaves whole the problem of how to get aIf people are using this feature in Vim, it shouldn't even be necessary.
>>> free thesaurus. Maybe there is none.
>>>> So, are people known to be using this, and would the people who are
>>>> be willing to help someone (that will probably end up being me now
>>>> I've started this!) compile a file which could be distributed with Vim?
>>>> I've looked at Wordnet, and the output is designed to be read by
>>>> humans, and generating a comprehensive list of suitable thesaurus
>>>> entries would thus be nontrivial. But if it is the only way I will try
>> Well, Wordnet code is open source and there is also documentation for
>> the database files, so it should not be that complicated to extract just
>> the thesaurus part.
>> Regards,That seems to be a list of software. There is the Gutenburg Roget's
> i can't say how good it is, but it appears there is a
> downloadable thesaurus at
and provided the "Small Print" section is removed then I think we can
instead, but it will need more work.
So, is anyone using this feature, is there a way to include spaces in a
is there any interest in providing a thesaurus file hosted at the vim site?
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