Mobysaurus V1.7 – Merry Christmas!

Posted in Mobysaurus by Anderson on December 16, 2005

What’s new in V1.7


Based on Moby Thesaurus II (Unabridged), totaling 30,260 main entries and over 2,500,000 synonyms. V1.7 added Roget’s Thesaurus as an additional reference.

Enhanced Search Power

Mobysaurus itself is capable of handling 3 powerful search modes, and improved Moby Buddy component helps you find all root words that relate to the one you just entered. So you have all cross-references in 2-4 seconds.

Additional Convenience (Small and handy, but still provides 100% unabridged data)

Handy Moby is a unobtrusive system tray utility which allows you to find synonyms without having to start Mobysaurus. Handy Moby which comes with V1.7 handles automatic clipboard look-up (Search-as-you-type).  If you happen to be a professional writer who weigh over large amount of words, then have Handy Moby stick on top of your desktop, select and copy the word to your clipboard inside your word processor and synonyms appear instantly, even without any need to move your mouse cursor or switch windows.

Improved Accuracy

Approximately 290 root words and 5 synonyms in the original Moby Thesaurus II were not properly hyphenated, and almost every online reference server inherits such an imperfection. For example, if the user enters “time-saving”, the server returns nothing because it knows only “time saving”. And if the query is “ill”, online servers which offer Moby Thesaurus search are least likely to provide results like “ill at ease”, “ill health”, “ill humor”, “ill nature”, “ill off”, “ill repute”, “ill use”, “ill will”, “ill wind” — their databases are “wrongly hyphenated”.

Additional References

Includes Moby Thesaurus root words list, complete Roget’s Thesaurus, titles in Roget’s Thesaurus, official crosswords list (117,969 words, compatible with the second edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary), a list of over 20,000 most common names, common male/female given names, places names in the USA, and USA Constitution.


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