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Set up an Additional Synonym IDOL Server
Use this procedure to set up an additional synonym IDOL server.
To set up an additional IDOL server
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Install the Synonym IDOL Server
Install the IDOL server component following the installation instructions. If you are installing the Synonym IDOL server on the same machine as your existing IDOL server, ensure that the servers use different ports. Refer to the IDOL Getting Started Guide for details of how to install IDOL server.
Create and Index a Synonym File
You can obtain the synonym file you are going to store in your Synonym IDOL server by spidering a Thesaurus site (using HTTP Connector) or by creating the file manually. A synonym file must be a text file that contains these fields:
 
Enter a unique reference string for the synonym document. Usually this reference is a file name, URL or a unique code number.
Enter a list of associated single words, separated by carriage returns or spaces (you cannot list phrases).
For example:
#DREREFERRENCE Syn1.txt
#DRECONTENT cat feline grimalkin moggy mouser tabby siamese kitten
#DREENDDOC
#DREREFERRENCE Syn2.txt
#DRECONTENT dog cur hound mongrel mutt pooch puppy
#DREENDDOC
If you use HTTP Connector to create the synonym file, you can use the connector to index the file. If you create the file manually, you can index it using a DREADD index action.
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Execute Synonym Searches
Use this procedure to execute a synonym search.
To execute synonym searches
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Send a query to the Synonym IDOL server. For example:
http://synonymServerHost:synonymServerPort/action=Query&Text=mouser
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When the Synonym IDOL server returns the synonym results, add the results to the query string and send the query to your normal Content IDOL server (normally you set up a front end to do this). For example:
http://IDOLhost:port/action=Query&Text=mouser+(cat feline grimalkin moggy mouser tabby siamese kitten)
This query returns documents that conceptually match the term mouser, as well as documents that conceptually match any of the terms that the Synonym IDOL server lists as synonyms for the term mouser.