Tools for searching/indexing dictionaries
=== dictionary - Interface with system dictionary files ===
This is a GNU/Linux only library that uses dictionary files in “/usr/share/dict” to allow searching dictionaries.
For example, to get all nouns that start with the letter a in /usr/share/dict/american_english_small:
def a_nouns(): en_us_small = dicttools.getDict("american_english_small") while not en_us_small.isFinished(): time.sleep(1) en_us_small = en_us_small.getObject() for i in en_us_small.wordType('noun',[[dictionary.STARTS_WITH,'a']]): yield i
To get a dictionary, call dicttools.getDict(file: string) where file is a file in /usr/share/dict. You will recieve a DictionaryThread object.
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