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WWWebster dictionary and pronunciation guide offers usage, grammatical function, brief etymology and definition. A thesaurus provides similar words, hypertext cross references, and suggested spellings are given for misspellings. Searching supports internal wildcard and right hand truncation. or . [Scout Report, 23Aug96.]

WordNet is an online lexical reference system inspired by psycholinguistic theories of lexical memory. English nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs are organized into synonym sets, each representing one underlying lexical concept. . [30Jul97.] (Developed by George Miller at Princeton on a DARPA/ITO grant.)

A free 300K-word dictionary can be downloaded from . [June Ellen Wallenberg ,, 18Jun97.]

GIST extracts the unique words in a document, for automated indexing and content analysis. C source and executables, . [Glenn Scheper , net-hap, 10Sep96.]

Propero Software Ltd. offers Langsoft software to tag parts of speech in English text or to proofread and correct documents. . [Mike Oakes ,, 21Feb97.]