Analyze word and phrase frequency

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Apr 4 15:13:42 UTC 2009


The word counter is good.  It results in what looks like a spreadsheet, which is good, but I need to be able to copy/paste it into a regular spreadsheet.  Problem - Only one line can be selected at a time.  Not good.  Anyone else have that problem?

http://lifehacker.com/5190716/primitive-word-counter-analyzes-word-and-phrase-frequency

To download it click on the blue word "link" at middle right.

Computers do a great job at counting words.  So we need to define what computer counted words "compwords" are.

1.  A letter string bordered by spaces.
2.  Intelligible (no typos).
3.  Does not include numbers, punctuation, acronyms.
4.  Two-word words (like tidal wave) are two words.
5.  Hyphens count as spaces so hyphenated words are two words.
6.  Reattach hyphenated words at end of line (or ignore).
7.  Single letters followed by periods are not words.
any more?

Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL5+
see truespel.com




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> Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 21:45:21 -0400
> From: jharbeck at SYMPATICO.CA
> Subject: Fwd: Analyze word and phrase frequency
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> Sender: American Dialect Society
> Poster: James Harbeck
> Subject: Fwd: Analyze word and phrase frequency
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> This looks like it could be useful for some kinds of analysis.
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> -----Original Message-----
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> http://lifehacker.com/5190716/primitive-word-counter-analyzes-word-and-phrase-frequency
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> You can check the number of words in just about any word processing
> program, but what about the distribution of those words?
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> Primitive Word Counter analyzes text from your clipboard or file and
> returns the frequency of words and phrases in the text. You can set a
> minimum word length and have it ignore numbers to trim down the
> volume of replies it returns.
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