spencer at lasermount.uklinux.net
Tue Jan 6 01:31:22 PST 2004
On Tue, 6 Jan 2004 01:05:16 -0700, ken_i_m at elegantinnovations.net wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 06, 2004 at 07:27:35AM +1100, Thomas Sutton
> (thsutton at utas.edu.au) wrote:
> > You'd also need to include the dead and pretend languages that people
> > are likely to use.
> There is a repository of word lists at Cambridge as I recall. I
> downloaded them a couple years back so I don't remember off the top
> of my head. I'm sure some google will do the trick.
One obvious resource is to use the dictionaries available for the various
free or open-source spell checkers, like Ispell and Aspell. There are a
bunch of dictionaries for the Aspell package at
http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/aspell/dict/, and for Ispell at
http://fmg-www.cs.ucla.edu/geoff/ispell-dictionaries.html. There are
almost certainly other locations with different lists as well.
Although they are not strictly word-lists, with a bit of work it should be
possible to create word-lists from them - even if we have to work out from
the source how the program(s) extract words from their dictionaries.
Just a thought.
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