Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 124 / DECEMBER 1990 / PAGE 54

Fun with Words

Ever wish you could supply the definition and have your computer come up with the right word? Now you can with Inside Information from Microlytics. It's a comprehensive hierarchical dictionary that organizes the English language into categories of defined words. According to the company's president, Mike Weiner, "Inside Information presents the ideal organizational structure for language in the electronic age."

The program begins with seven general word classes: Nature, Science & Technology, Domestic Life, Institutions, Arts & Entertainment, Language, and the Human Condition. The seven classes are broken down into 20 subclasses, 125 categories, 700 subcategories, and more than 65,000 root-word entries. You can view the words with an Outline view, which lists the information vertically, or with the Reverse Dictionary view, which lets you type in a few descriptive words and receive a list of possible answers. For example, with the Reverse Dictionary, you could type in left side of ship and get back port. The MS-DOS version of Inside Information is available for $119.

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