|From:||Ed Heil <edheil@...>|
|Date:||Friday, August 20, 1999, 1:25|
OK, here's a description of my ideal for a vocabulary-generating
I can define a set of generation rules a la langmaker, wordgen, Chris
Pound's "werd," or whatever.
I can then input a list of meanings that I want to make words for.
For each one, I can click a button until I find a randomly generated
vocab item that seems to me to "fit" with the meaning of the word. (I
can also just make up a word and write it in, of course.) Then I move
on to the next item. Eventually I have a long list of words, each of
which I have personally approved as appropriate for that meaning.
Anybody want to write this? :)
Actually, come to think of it, there's nothing sacred about doing it
with a fancy-pants point and click interface. You could just as
easily make a perl script that takes as input a meaning list and a
werd-style (cf: http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~pound/#werd ) vocabulary
generator. Then it goes through the list one at a time, line by line,
and asks for your input, like this:
MEANING: cheese. WORD: mubbledibblemurk. OK? Yes/No/Write
>NMEANING: cheese. WORD: smarglefrood. OK? Yes/No/Write
>NMEANING: cheese. WORD: snikplof. OK? Yes/No/Write
>zazoomMEANING: cheese. WORD: zazoom. OK? Yes/No/Write
>YMEANING: chocolate. WORD: frozzoboz. OK? Yes/No/Write
Hey... *I* could almost write this. A perl guru could probably write
it in five minutes.