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Artha is a handy thesaurus based on WordNet with distinct features like global hot key look up, passive desktop notification, regular expression based search, etc. Artha may be used as a free open-source replacement/clone to the proprietary WordWeb Pro thesaurus (which is also based on WordNet) on Unix-like and Windows operating systems.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  28 May 2010 03:27

    Release Notes: Notification turnaround should be a lot quicker. Futile search notifications now show the searched word. Artha has been fully ported to Microsoft Windows; it works on XP and above (both 32-bit and 64-bit). Lots of minor fixes were made.

    •  20 Jan 2010 05:18

      Release Notes: Suggestions will now be made with the localized dictionary given priority. WordNet library database cyclic errors are now treated as warnings for Detailed mode to work on platforms with older WordNet builds like Fedora and OpenSUSE. Special hotkey modifiers like Super and Hyper will now work on all keyboards. A couple of potential leaks were fixed. Sensitivity of GtkComboBoxEntry was altered for desktop environments like KDE 4.3. Compound words were made uniform throughout all text documents.

      •  11 Jan 2010 07:15

        Release Notes: An editor was added for customizing hotkeys. Multiple instances are handeled gracefully by always maintaining a unique instance across a session. Notifications are now a plug-in, so the development headers of libnotify are not needed to build. A lot of code clean-ups and minor fixes were made.

        •  22 May 2009 09:00

          Release Notes: A regex-based search feature has been implemented. Accepted patterns will be based on Wildmat syntax. Double-clicking on the definition textview will now check for compound words surrounding the actual selection, and if a valid match is found, will jump to that for a lookup rather than on the actual selection. The status bar will now be updated for index load, normal lookups, and regex searches. A redundant action button, 'Detailed Lookup', in notification has been removed. A status icon can be used to bring up the application.

          •  10 Feb 2009 13:16

            Release Notes: Artha will now give suggestions when a misspelled word is searched for. When a (list type) relative is selected, the respective senses to which it relates are now highlighted. Indirect antonyms will now have an additional column where the similar term through which it relates to the search term is displayed. Examples will now appear in a single line delimited by a ";". The mouse wheel can now scroll through the history list.


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