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WISIGOTH: user manual

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Interface features

Once installed, the extension is active when you browse a page from the English or French Wiktionary. If the page's entry correspond to a common noun, verb or adjective, a box entitled Wisigoth: candidate synonyms appears:

The terms located above the box already occur as synonyms in the current article. The terms located in the box are potential synonyms (candidates) suggested by WISIGOTH.

  1. Getting more propositions: if you want more candidates to be displayed, click on the  [ More synonyms ]  link in the upper right part of the box:

    You may want to click several times to get more and more candidates. Keep in mind that candidates are ordered in a descending estimated relevance: the more you click, the less relevant the new canidates are likely to be relevant.
  2. Adding a suggested synonym: if you consider that a suggested candidate is relevant, click on the [+] button located immediatly after it.
  3. Adding your own synonym: if no relevant candidates are proposed, or if you have another candidate in mind, you can write it into the textfield following "Propose your own synonym here:" and click on the button.
  4. Removing a synonym from the page's list: if you think that a term occuring in the current lexeme's synonyms is not correct, click on the [-] button following it. Please use this feature carefully (only if you are certain that the term is not a synonym): synonyms occur because other contributors inserted them. You may want to discuss this point in a discussion page: to do so, click on the discussion tab at the top of the page:

    If this page is empty, do not hesitate to initiate a debate!
  5. Validating an edition: after an addition or deletion, a confirmation will be asked before the publication. The confirmation box shows you the wikicode generated by Wisigoth. Please check it before clicking on the Save button.

    If the wiki code does not seem correct, you are proposed to modify it. For instance, wordsenses are not taken into account (yet) when adding a synonym. In the example above, you may want to move [[brillant]] to line {{sense|well executed}}.
  6. Blacklists: if you are sure that a candidate suggested by WISIGOTH is irrelevant and you do not want this candidate to be suggested again as a synonym of the current lexeme, click on the [x] button next to it (just after the [+] sign). The couple current lexeme-irrelevant candidate will be stored in your personal local database. If some other contributors blacklist the same candidate, the couple will be inserted in a remote global database (so that the candidate will not be proposed for the current lexeme to anybody).

You may want specify your mother tongue: please click on Firefox tools menu and Wisigoth/Preferences.:

Please state if your mother tongue is English, French, both (you are bilingual in English and French) or other. If so, please enter which is your mother tongue.
If your two mother tongues are, for instance, English and German, please choose "English". Filling these fields is not obligatory and will be used for statistics only.

No personal information is collected by Wisigoth except your mother tongue, if you decide to specify it (see above).
In order to handle the personal/global blacklist system, an automatically-generated random code is produced when you install the Firefox extension and is used to trigger the insertions of irrelevant candidates in the global blacklist (sea the Features section above) or to compute contributions statistics. Contribution and usage will remain anonymous: installation code format looks like "rVAZeG0aC49NyIlfxOusu5vDbonmowbn" and do not encode any information.

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