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Making thesaurus list out of syntax

     

I Will Make It

11:01 pm on Nov 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hi there!

I would like to create a database over synonyms, by splitting up a special article-syntax I have.

Example of how my article syntax is:

{main word|synonym1|synonym2|synonym3} {main word2|synonym1|synomym2|synonym3|synonym4}
... and so on.

I want to put "main words" in to the DB as the main words, and then attach the related synonyms to that word,

Can anyone give me a direction on how to accomplish this?

enigma1

4:11 pm on Nov 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



I would expect many to many relationships among the various words, so a synonym of one word maybe a synonym of another word and then the words themselves can be synonyms to other words.

So I would build 2 db tables one to hold each word/synonym along with an identifier and another to assign relationships.

table-1
id word(varchar)
id with an autoincrement attribute

table2
id1(int) id2(int)
where id1 and id2 are identifiers in table-1

Then setup a couple of rules when setting up table-2 so there id1 != id2 and combinations of id1/id2 are unique.

Then retrieve the rows for the synonym for a given word by getting the id from table 1 for a given word and then picking up the ids from table-2. You could perhaps apply a limit to the query to bring up just a number of synonyms.

You could also add an order field to the second table if you know the priority of combinations.
 

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