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Whatís the word Iím Looking for?
NoCamels ^ | NoCamels

Posted on 03/22/2011 5:39:28 AM PDT by nocamels

“What’s the word I’m looking for?” One of the most common phrases and an especially annoying one if you’re still scratching your brain for that missing word hours later. If English is your second language, you might as well spend your life carrying a heavy dictionary to avoid the constant headache.

Encountering this problem themselves, two Israelis, Onn Freund and Jonathan Raz have developed PhraseUp – a website that aims to fill in your missing word.

Raz recently told Israeli website Newsgeek: “A few days ago I was writing in English, and knew I want to write ‘we have performed a ____ review’, but couldn’t think of the proper word.” The duo therefore came up with PharseUp, which tries to find the slippery word that doesn’t come to mind. It is aimed mainly at non-native English speakers, but also at English speakers who aren’t sure they are using the correct word, Raz explained.

To use PhraseUp, the user is asked to write a complete sentence into the site’s search box, with an asterix (*) sign in place of the missing word. The website then offers different possible solutions, as well as definitions and synonyms.

However, while performing our own searches, NoCamels found that PhraseUp finds the correct word less than 50 percent of the time. PhraseUp is still in Beta stage, however and has updated its site several times following user feedback.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: internet; newmedia; technology; vanity; website

1 posted on 03/22/2011 5:39:31 AM PDT by nocamels
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To: humblegunner

Good morning HG. How are you this AM?


2 posted on 03/22/2011 5:43:24 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: nocamels
nocamels
Since Feb 7, 2011

What’s the word I’m Looking for?
How about ... blog-pimp?
3 posted on 03/22/2011 5:45:00 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: nocamels

Zot?


4 posted on 03/22/2011 5:50:15 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (TOTUS knows how to give a speech. Obama knows how to read.)
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To: nocamels

What a marvelous invention! I’ll have to tell my friend from Guatemala about this.


5 posted on 03/22/2011 6:03:28 AM PDT by Excellence (Buy Progresso, take off the label, write "not halal," mail to Campbell's soup company.)
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To: oh8eleven; Admin Moderator

May I ask a few questions?

What is the big deal about posting stuff from blogs here? Why do we even have a category called “Bloggers and Personal” if you can’t post blog stuff here?

Am I misunderstanding the rationale for the category?


6 posted on 03/22/2011 6:20:32 AM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics!)
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To: oh8eleven

This doesn’t appear to be an excerpt, so what’s the problem?


7 posted on 03/22/2011 6:31:25 AM PDT by jellybean (Bookmark http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/index.php for when FR is down)
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To: mad_as_he$$

Well, * thanks for this. ;-)


8 posted on 03/22/2011 6:34:44 AM PDT by decimon
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To: mad_as_he$$; nocamels

Oops, sorry.

“Well, * thanks for this. ;-)” was meant for nocamels.


9 posted on 03/22/2011 6:36:44 AM PDT by decimon
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To: nocamels

What an interesting idea.


10 posted on 03/22/2011 6:37:10 AM PDT by FourPeas
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Interested in the answer bookmark


11 posted on 03/22/2011 6:47:16 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (Freedom is saying "No!" to the Feds, and getting away with it. "Speak 'NO' to Power!")
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To: FortWorthPatriot

There is a thin line between posting stuff from blogs and using this site as an advertising platform for someone’s commercial blog. Unlike popular myth, we haven’t banned too many for being ‘blog pimps’ but for how they treat other members. If the community doesn’t care for only small excerpts to be posted of a blog, the author has several choices. Ignore them and realize they will still be criticized, modify how they post to meet the community’s standards, or not post their blog.

If someone, however, posts hundreds upon hundreds of excerpted links to their own blogs with little or no commentary, we could see that as trying to use the site for advertising instead of discussing the topic. We may also wonder if that is a bot automatically spamming articles and not a real person. Those cases, they may risk banning.

Another challenge is when a blogger takes another site’s content, and attempts to present it as their own. (Plagiarism) If the content is not original to the site, it should be linked to as original the source is possible.

When we get down to it, we take it on a case-by-case basis.


12 posted on 03/22/2011 9:46:59 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: nocamels

Bacon tree?

No, ham bush!


13 posted on 03/22/2011 10:07:07 AM PDT by opbuzz (Right way, wrong way, Marine way)
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To: Admin Moderator

I understand now. Thanks for answering my question.


14 posted on 03/22/2011 11:23:53 AM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics!)
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