need a dictionary/thesaurus for a max patch


    Jan 31 2006 | 3:33 pm
    Anyone know where I might be able to download a dictionary/thesaurus in text or xml that is free as in, well free. I need something that I can use in max for my "algo writer thingy", something I just wanna make for assistance with writing abstract poetry and suchery.
    j.

    • Jan 31 2006 | 3:58 pm
      Mixmaster Max,
      I don't know of such a thing that can be done locally, but
      dictionary.com and thesaurus.com are fairly straightforward to hack.
      You could even use them to build your own dictionary/thesaurus. I did
      it using an mxj object where I donloaded the web pages and parsed them
      out into word and synonyms.
      best,
      wes
    • Jan 31 2006 | 4:30 pm
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    • Jan 31 2006 | 9:15 pm
      On around Jan 31, 2006, at 16:33, bine~ said something like:
      > Anyone know where I might be able to download a dictionary/thesaurus
      > in text or xml that is free as in, well free. I need something that I
      > can use in max for my "algo writer thingy", something I just wanna
      > make for assistance with writing abstract poetry and suchery.
      If you Google on a half-dozen unrelated words you'll find quite a few
      word collections.
      Try this:
      q=outstanding+exceeds+expectation+acceptable+poor+dreadful+t roll>.
      Hmmm. Not such a good example (for this task, as good as it is for the
      allgemeinbildung). Try "aardvark aback abacus abandon abasement abash
      abbey" instead.
      -- P.
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    • Feb 01 2006 | 4:23 am
      okay, the word lists are cool, so is castines idea. Now, anyone know where I can get a thesaurus?
    • Feb 03 2006 | 7:50 am
      bumpity, looking for a thesaurus in txt or xml format for a max ap, haven't had much luck finding it in the usual places.