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#!/usr/bin/perl -w use HTML::TreeBuilder; use HTML::FormatText; use LWP::UserAgent; my $ua = new LWP::UserAgent; $ua->agent("Dictionary"); # # Uncomment if behind a firewall # #$ua->proxy([ 'http' ], 'http://www-dms.esd.sgi.com:8080/'); # # Create a new request. # my $req = new HTTP::Request GET => "http://work.ucsd.edu:5141/cgi-bin/ +http_webster?isindex=$ARGV[0]&method=exact"; # # Pass Request to the user agent and get a response back. # my $res = $ua->request($req); # # Print outcome of the response. # if(! $res->is_success) { print "Failure to connect to server: " . $res->message; } else { my $html = $res->content; my $p = HTML::TreeBuilder->new; $p->parse($html); my $formatter = HTML::FormatText->new(leftmargin => 0, rightmargin = +> 60); my $result = $formatter->format($p); my @paragraphs = split /^\s+/m, $result; # # Print only the paragraphs where the word definition is # for(my $x=2; !($paragraphs[$x] =~ /^From WordNet/) and $x < 10; $x++ +) { print $paragraphs[$x]."\n"; } }

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