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  • License: Freeware
  • Last update: 6 years ago
  • Total downloads: 123
  • Price: Free |
  • Operating system: Linux
  • Publisher: Sundaram Ramaswamy
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Artha is a free cross-platform English thesaurus that works completely off-line and is based on WordNet.

Artha is a free cross-platform English thesaurus that works completely off-line and is based on WordNet. Stable releases for download are currently available for GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows; it is tested on major Desktop Environments like GNOME, KDE, Xfce, etc and on Microsoft Windows XP, Vista and 7. Artha is released under the GNU General Public Licence version 2; hence you are free to copy/redistribute it.

Artha is a handy thesaurus that focuses on high usability, without trading off simplicity and ease of use. It has the following distinct features that increases its usability:
* WordNet - Artha harnesses the extensive & in-depth database provided by WordNet. Unlike other dictionaries which goes on-line for every single lookup, Artha works completely off-line; thanks to WordNet for its excellent and cognitive database.
* Hot key Lookup - When you press a pre-set hot key, after selecting some text on any window, Artha pops up with the selection's definitions looked-up.
* Regular Expressions Search - When a word is vaguely known I.e. the user is unclear of its spelling or when it's start/end alone is known or when the number of characters is known; one can speed up/narrow the search using regular expression to locate the particular word they have in mind.
* Notifications - Artha can show passive notifications (balloon tips) instead of the application's window popping up, so that you can continue what you were doing, uninterrupted. (like reading, writing, etc.)
* Suggestions - When a misspelled word is queried for, Artha gives you its near-match suggestions.
* Relative to Sense Mapping - Relative words like synonyms, antonyms, etc. that are displayed are many. You might not know to which sense/definition of a word does a relative map to. In Artha, when you select a relative, its corresponding definition is scrolled to and highlighted for easy comprehension.

For a given word, the possible relatives shown by Artha includes Synonyms, Antonyms, Derivatives, Pertainyms (Related Noun/Verb), Attributes, Similar Terms, Domain Terms, Entails (what verb entails doing), Causes (what a verb causes to), Hypernyms (is a kind of), Hyponyms (kinds), Holonyms (is a part of) and Meronyms (parts). To know more about each category of relatives, click on it for an explanation and example. Once launched, Artha sits on the system tray and looks for the pre-set hot key combination press. You can select some text on any window, and call Artha by pressing the key combo. Depending upon the option set, Artha with either pop-up with the word looked-up or will show a passive notification of the most important definition of the searched term, from the system tray.

What's New in This Release:

В· Regex based search feature is now implemented. Accepted pattern will be based on Wildmat syntax I.e. wildcard (*), joker (?), ranges ([a|c-k] {2, }), + can be used primarily.
В· Double clicking on the definition textview, will now check for compound words surrounding the actual selection, and if a valid match is found, will jump to that for a look up rather than on the actual selection.
В· Null checks added to regex search variables/modules.
В· Crash fixed in case of a missing sense.index file; an error is now thrown.
В· Statusbar will now be updated for index load, normal lookups and regex searches.
В· Incorrect decl. of the results count variable fixed; earlier it was showing only the data type's upper limit as the maximum.
В· Redundant action button 'Detailed Lookup' in notification removed; status icon can be used to bring up the application.
В· Loading message set on status bar when indexing.
В· Startup Notification to the Desktop manager fixed.
В· Configure.ac and Makefile.am modified to suit building WordNet from source.

System Requirements:

В· WordNet
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall

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