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The development of a computerized system of word analysis in order to compare and compile word lists is outlined. It is suggested that a computerized system would be an efficient way of comparing word lists for such elements as content (according to criteria of range, scope, and form of words), obsolescence, levels of difficulty, number of words, l

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DOCUMENT RESUME CS 000 006 ED 063 578 AUTHOR TITLi PUB DATE NOTE EDRS PRICE DESCRIPTORS Harris, Albert J.; Jacobson, Milton D. Natural Language Computerized Comparison of Word List Content. Apr 72 11p.; Paper presented at the Annual Convention of American Educational Pescarch Assn.
(Chicago, April 3-7, 1972) MF40.65 HC-$3,29 Automatic Indexing; *Computational Linguistics; Computer Programs; *Information Processing; *Language Research; *Structural Analysis; Structural Linguistics; Word Frequency; *Word Lists ABSTRACT The development of a computerized system of word analysis in order to compare and compile word lists is outlined.
It is suggested that a computerized system would be an efficient way of comparing word lists for such elements as content (according to criteria of range, scope, and form of words), obsolescence, levels of difficulty, number of words, length of words, frequency of ;,ords appearing in reading materials, and construction of words Tor example singular-plural and verb forms).
Comparison of wc- 1 lists can in turn leai to compilation of new lists based on specif requirements eor various purposes.
The program can also b.; utilized to research word associations, to score responses to programmed material, and to determine the comprehensibility of textual -ssages. (The process of computerizing information about words is des.: ibed, possible uses for the program are suggested.
A sample comparl .)n of four word lists is given.
Tables of data and references are inGluded. (AL) U.& DEPARTMENT OP WEALTH. EDUCATION & WIROARE OPPICE OP EDUCATION MS DOCUMENT HAS SEEN REPRO DUCED eMACTLY AS RECEIVED mom e P44 THE PEOSON OR ORGANIZATION ORIG MATING it POINTS OF VIEW OR OPiN. Natural Language Computerized Comparison of Word List Content IONS STATED DO pant NECESSARILY REPRESENT OFFICIAL OFFift OF EDU CATION POSITION OR POW: PERMISSION 10 REPRODUCE THIS cOPY RiGHTEO MAIERIAt HAS BEEN GRANTED BY Albert J.
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