Bug#497441: Bug#497649: wordnet: wnb does not show all synonims any more

Andreas Tille tillea at rki.de
Thu Sep 4 10:38:08 UTC 2008

On Wed, 3 Sep 2008, Francesco Potorti` wrote:

> In the wordnet browser, after looking for a name, I ask for its
> synonims.  However, I only get a line saying that there are N senses.  I
> can only get the synonims one at a time, by writing a sense number in
> the sense box and then asking for synonims.

I can confirm that

   $ wordnet test -synsn
   Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun test

   6 senses of test

shows the problem - so the problem is not only in the wnb GUI but has
its roots in the underlying library / command line interface.

> This is a regression with respect to the previous behaviour of
> displaying the synonims of all the senses if the sense box was empty.

I can also confirm that this problem does not occure in version
3.0-11 package version of WordNet - so the security audited version
that was uploaded to fix #497441 was not clean and just produces this

I will give try to inspect the patch and with some luck and reverting
parts of the patch set we might find the part which will introduce
this bug.  I keep #497441 in CC to make people aware that something
is wrong with the patch but I have no idea how to contact the issuer
of the patch (there is no e-mail attached).

Kind regards



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