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Inside Information, a hierarchically structured software dictionary, has been reviewed by Phillip Robinson (San Jose Mercury). The program eats 3.5 megabytes of hard disk, coverage is incomplete, definitions are too short, and the reverse dictionary function (looking up words by meaning) often fails to find a match. Phillip judged the program less useful than an online encyclopedia, but a CD-ROM version might be worth the $119 list price. (Microlytics will soon publish Word Menu, an expanded database in book form.) (716) 249-9150.