Fwd: [RNLD] dictionary methods
thien at unimelb.edu.au
Fri Mar 13 21:51:19 UTC 2015
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From: Bill Poser <billposer2 at gmail.com>
Date: 20 February 2015 at 14:16
Subject: Re: [RNLD] dictionary methods
To: Nick Thieberger <thien at unimelb.edu.au>
Cc: "r-n-l-d at lists.unimelb.edu.au" <r-n-l-d at lists.unimelb.edu.au>
I wrote a program a while back for generating possible words:
As for methods of finding new words, presumably everybody knows: (a)
collect texts and search them for words you don't already have; (b) if the
existing dictionary has example sentences, search them for words not
already entered as headwords.
On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 7:08 PM, Nick Thieberger <thien at unimelb.edu.au>
> Hi RNLD list,
> I'm going to be working with speakers to add words to an existing
> dictionary of some 2,800 headwords. I'd be interested to hear of methods
> for finding new words that are not in the dictionary that you may have
> found useful. I know about Rapid Words collection (
> http://www.rapidwords.net/) and Ron Moe's Dictionary Development Process.
> I'd also like to generate a list of all possible words given the
> phonotactics and phonemic inventory, does anyone know of any existing
> systems for doing that?
> I'l summarise responses if you want to write to me off-list.
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