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Feb212009

Microsoft Writing Assistance project – Aims to build a better thesaurus

A team of researchers at Microsoft is aiming to build a better thesaurus, the Writing Assistance project is tapping techniques developed to translate from one language to another. “We’ve taken the actual translation tables…and what we’ve done is we’ve taken those and said if a word in Chinese maps to two different English words maybe those two words are synonyms with some probability,” said Christopher Brockett.

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