This Java example requires a json package to get support for JSON, e.g. you can download a proper json package from JSON.simple - A simple Java toolkit for JSON

The thesaurus web service can accessed in Java using the HttpURLConnection class. You can start using the following code, make sure to use your own application key!

import org.json.simple.*; // json package, download at

public class Thesaurus {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
// NOTE: replace test_only with your own key
    new SendRequest("peace", "en_US", "test_only", "json");
} // end of Thesaurus

class SendRequest {
  final String endpoint = "";

  public SendRequest(String word, String language, String key, String output) {
    try {
      URL serverAddress = new URL(endpoint + "?word="+URLEncoder.encode(word, "UTF-8")+"&language="+language+"&key="+key+"&output="+output);
      HttpURLConnection connection = (HttpURLConnection)serverAddress.openConnection();
      int rc = connection.getResponseCode();
      if (rc == 200) {
        String line = null;
        BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(new;
        StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();
        while ((line = br.readLine()) != null)
          sb.append(line + '\n');
        JSONObject obj = (JSONObject) JSONValue.parse(sb.toString());
        JSONArray array = (JSONArray)obj.get("response");
        for (int i=0; i < array.size(); i++) {
          JSONObject list = (JSONObject) ((JSONObject)array.get(i)).get("list");
      } else System.out.println("HTTP error:"+rc);
    } catch ( e) {
    } catch ( e) {
    } catch ( e) {
} // end of SendRequest

Put the java code above in a file named and compile it:

javac -cp json_simple-1.1.jar

Now you are ready to run your compiled code:

java -cp .;json_simple-1.1.jar Thesaurus

Make sure to run the Java example with JDK 1.5 or later.
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