Issue 58828 - new thesaurus not robust
Summary: new thesaurus not robust
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.0
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2005-12-03 20:20 UTC by jstro
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:31 UTC (History)
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Description jstro 2005-12-03 20:20:33 UTC
The new thesaurus is nowhere near as robust as the thesaurus in OOwriter 1.1.0.
 As a creative writer, who is often searching for “just the right wordâ€, this is
a major downgrade. Some examples are: major (110 suggestions in rev. 1.1.0 and
only 6 in rev. 2.0), downgrade (101 in 1.1.0 and only 1 in 2.0), example (54 in
1.1.0 and 4 in 2.0). The robust thesaurus in Open Office was always one of the
big advantages it had over Microsoft Word, for me. That advantage is now gone.
Please bring back the robust thesaurus. Until it improves I will have to go back
to 1.1.0 for any serious writing. Thank you.

Comment 1 michael.ruess 2005-12-06 10:22:45 UTC
Reassigned to SBA.
Comment 2 stefan.baltzer 2006-10-11 11:43:26 UTC
SBA: Confirmed with OOo 2.04. 
Reassigned to nemeth.
Comment 3 nemeth.lacko 2006-10-11 13:01:14 UTC
The new thesaurus supports WordNet ( categories.
It's possible to use the old thesaurus in, if we will convert the
old one to 2.0 format.

Daniel: What do you think, could we convert the old thesaurus (where is its
source, for example?), or could we make a "robust" (similarly redundant)
dictionary from WordNet for creative writers? Thanks. Laci
Comment 4 ooolist2007 2006-10-11 19:05:29 UTC
Laci: I don't know about the source, it might be needed to check out the old  
files from cvs and access them using the API (one file is binary, one is not, 
i.e. using the plain text as input for the API accesses). 
Using WordNet for a "more robust" -- I'd call it less precise -- thesaurus 
might be feasible, but I'm not sure. If at all, an English native speaker 
would need to do that. 
Comment 5 nemeth.lacko 2006-10-12 08:59:05 UTC
Daniel: Thanks. Conversion is simpler. I'd like to convert it with the Hungarian
thesaurus next month.
Comment 6 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:31:12 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".