A synonym is a word that exactly or nearly means the same as another word. We normally use synonyms to avoid using the same word repeatedly. As a developer, you may need to find out all words with the same meaning for your search purpose or document analysis. This article will guide you about how to find out all the synonyms of any specific word in C# using .NET API. Additionally, you can also get different groups of these synonyms that are arranged according to the different meanings of that same word.
The following topics will be covered below:
- .NET API - Find Synonyms
- Get synonyms of any word in C#
- Get synonyms - Grouped as different meanings
.NET API for Finding Synonyms
GroupDocs.Search provides the .NET API that allows finding synonyms of any word. It also allows searching that word and all its synonyms in multiple documents within a folder. It supports different search techniques to search over a large list of document formats.
PM> Install-Package GroupDocs.Search
Find Synonyms of any Word in C#
Here you can find, what possibly could be the synonyms of the word that is in your mind. To get the list of the synonyms of any word within your .NET application, you can just use the following steps and C# code below:
- Define the query/word to find its synonyms.
- Create index using Index class.
- Get the collection of synonyms from the synonyms dictionary using GetSynonyms method.
- Tranverse the synonym collection to work with each synonym word.
The following is the output of the above C# code that displays all the synonyms of the provided word “make”.
Synonyms for '**make**': - brand - construct - build - cook - fix - ready - prepare - induce - stimulate - cause - have - get - create - do - produce - reach - attain - hit - gain
Find Synonyms Grouped by Different Meanings of the Word using C#
A single word may have many different meanings according to the situation. So its synonyms can also be grouped according to the different use. The following steps and source code provide you the different groups of synonyms according to the different meanings of that word in C#.
- Define the word (query) to find its synonyms.
- Create the index using Index class.
- Get the collection of synonym groups from the synonyms dictionary using GetSynonymGroups method.
- Tranverse the synonym groups collection to work with each group or synonym word.
The following is the output of the above C# code that displays all the synonyms of the provided word “make” grouped according to its different meaning.
Synonyms for **make**: - attain gain hit **make** reach - create **make** produce - do **make** - cause get have induce **make** stimulate - cook fix **make** prepare ready - build construct **make** - brand **make**
Next, we will see in a separate article, how to find any word and its synonyms within multiple files of a folder in C#.
To conclude, you have learned how to find the possible synonyms of any specific word in C#. Further, we discussed that how to get all the synonyms that are grouped by the different meanings of that same word. You can try to develop your own .NET application for searching synonyms of any word.