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From "Jack Krupansky" <>
Subject Re: How to find related words ?
Date Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:24:07 GMT
Oh, so you wanted "similar" words! You should have said so... your inquiry 
said you were looking for "related" words. So, which is it? More 
specifically, what exactly are you looking for, in terms of the semantics? 
In any case, "find similar" (MoreLikeThis) is about the best you can do out 
of the box.

-- Jack Krupansky

-----Original Message----- 
From: Andrew Gilmartin
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2013 9:04 AM
Subject: Re: How to find related words ?

wgggfiy wrote:
> en, it seems nice, but I'm puzzled by you and Andrew Gilmartina above,
> what's the difference between you guys ?

The different is that similar documents do not give you similar terms. 
Similar documents can show a correlation of terms -- ie, whereever Lucene is 
mentioned so is Solr and Hadoop -- but in no way does this mean that the 
terms are similar. Accumulating similar and/or synonymous terms is a manual 
process. I am sure there are text mining tools/algorithms that make 
discoveries, but I do not know about these. (I am a journeyman programmer 
not a researcher.) If anyone does know about them, please share with this 

-- Andrew

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