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Mobysaurus / Too many synonyms, too many not relevant
« on: November 10, 2007, 04:42 AM »
Sorry to have to be negative about Mobysaurus.  I simply find that it throws up far too many supposed synonyms, many of them bearing only the faintest link to the initial word.

In principle it is a good idea, but it really needs to have the synonyms categorized in some way, perhaps also using some scoring method.  The trouble with all thesauruses (or should that be thesauri?) is that they only use the information by one word given by the user, which cannot be qualified.  If the user could also give a second or maybe a third word to help qualify the initial word, then the words that score highly for both the initial and the auxialliary words would be at the top of the list.

Find And Run Robot / Can't get keyword modifiers to work at all
« on: October 09, 2007, 06:53 AM »
Using the latest release, v1.13.01, I cannot get the keyword modifiers for folders to work at all.  If I put no keyword modifier in for a folder, then the files of that folder show up in the search.  But as soon as I try to put a keyword modifier in, for example DOX, I get no files at all from that folder - whether or not I type in +DOX in the FARR entry box.

Can someone help me here?  I have tried different keywords, and enclosing them in quotation marks.  Incidentally, I discovered a bug.  If you put a space in before your keyword in the Optional Keyword Modifier box in the Search Directory Options, the next time if you just type in + in the FARR entry box, it crashes.

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