synonyms: Search For Synonyms

Description Usage Arguments Value References Examples

View source: R/synonyms.R

Description

synonyms - Search for synonyms that match term(s).

synonyms_frame - Generate a synonym lookup hash key for use with the synonym.frame argument in the synonym function.

Usage

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synonyms(terms, return.list = TRUE, multiwords = TRUE, report.null = TRUE,
  synonym.frame = qdapDictionaries::key.syn)

syn(terms, return.list = TRUE, multiwords = TRUE, report.null = TRUE,
  synonym.frame = qdapDictionaries::key.syn)

synonyms_frame(synonym.list, prior.frame)

syn_frame(synonym.list, prior.frame)

Arguments

terms

The terms to find synonyms for.

return.list

logical. If TRUE returns the output for multiple synonyms as a list by search term rather than a vector.

multiwords

logical. IF TRUE retains vector elements that contain phrases (defined as having one or more spaces) rather than a single word.

report.null

logical. If TRUE reports the words that no match was found at the head of the output.

synonym.frame

A dataframe or hash key of positive/negative words and weights.

synonym.list

A named list of lists (or vectors) of synonyms.

prior.frame

A prior synonyms data.frame in the format produced by synonyms_frame.

Value

Returns a list of vectors or vector of possible words that match term(s).

References

The synonyms dictionary (see key.syn) was generated by web scraping the Reverso Online Dictionary. The word list fed to Reverso is the unique words from the combination of DICTIONARY and labMT.

Examples

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## Not run: 
synonyms(c("the", "cat", "job", "environment", "read", "teach"))
head(syn(c("the", "cat", "job", "environment", "read", "teach"), 
    return.list = FALSE), 30)
syn(c("the", "cat", "job", "environment", "read", "teach"), multiwords = FALSE)

## User defined synonym lookup
syn_dat <- list(
    like = list(c("want", "desire"), c("love", "care")),
    show = list(c("reveal"), c("movie", "opera")),
    R = c("old friend", "statistics language")
)

synonyms_frame(syn_dat)
syn(c("R", "show"), synonym.frame = syn_frame(syn_dat))

syns.hash <- syn_frame(syn_dat, prior.frame = qdapDictionaries::key.syn)
syn(c("R", "show", "like", "robot"), synonym.frame = syns.hash)

## End(Not run)

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