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Ruby wrapper for the Big Huge Labs Thesaurus API.

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Ruby wrapper for the Big Huge Labs Thesaurus API.

Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'dinosaurus'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install dinosaurus

Usage

Basic

Add your api key using the configure method. If you're in the Rails environemnt then this can be done in an initializer file.

Dinosaurus.configure do |config|
  config.api_key = 'djksfhjk'
end

Now, lookup words in the Thesaurus:

require "dinosaurus"
results = Dinosaurus.lookup('word')

Results

The 'results' object is a hash with some special accessors added.

# You can use it like a normal hash:
results['noun']
# => { 'syn' => [..., ..., ...], 'ant' => [..., ...] }

# Or you can access it with symbols.
results[:noun]
# => { 'syn' => [..., ..., ...], 'ant' => [..., ...] }

# Or you can take advantage of the special accesor methods. The
# methods provided are
#  - synonyms
#  - antonyms
#  - related_terms
#  - similar_terms
results.synonyms
# => [..., ..., ...]

Convenience Methods

Certain convenience methods are provided on the top level namespace. Each method returns an array.

Dinosaurus.synonyms_of('word')
Dinosaurus.antonyms_of('word')
Dinosaurus.related_to('word')
Dinosaurus.similar_to('word')

Slightly more information can be found on the RubyDocs.

Contributing

There is a public Trello development board for the project which lists ideas and todos. That might be a good place to start if you would like to contribute.

  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request
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