ERIC Number: ED063578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
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Natural Language Computerized Comparison of Word List Content.
Harris, Albert J.; Jacobson, Milton D.
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 words appearing in reading materials, and construction of words (for example singular-plural and verb forms). Comparison of word lists can in turn lead to compilation of new lists based on specific requirements for various purposes. The program can also be utilized to research word associations, to score responses to programmed material, and to determine the comprehensibility of textual passages. (The process of computerizing information about words is described, possible uses for the program are suggested. A sample comparison of four word lists is given. Tables of data and references are included. (AL)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of American Educational Research Assn. (Chicago, April 3-7, 1972)