Program to evaluate quality of words...
Posted on 2005-02-24
Hi, I have an application I would like built and I'm just starting my research...
More or less I need a program that can take a list of "words" and evaluate each word for it's “quality” as a word or maybe evaluate it’s pronouncability. I'm not just talking words in the Oxford dictionary, but anything. Examples might be "fdasioxc" or "soothie". Obviously in this case “soothie” would rate quite well and “fdasioxc” would rate poorly. (Even though neither are actual words.)
So my questions are:
1.) How possible might this be? Is the English language predictable enough to write an application to do this – or something similar?
2.) How much might it cost to pay a good programmer to accomplish such a task?
3.) What language should I start my focus in? I’m assuming some languages would be much better for this than others.
I do want to note that I am not looking for a program that:
1.) Has to speak.
2.) Has to be NASA-certified. More or less I want good guesses. If the program is wrong, it’s not that important. Just as long as it works to some degree.
Thanks for your opinions. I’ll award points to those that I feel can help get me started with this the best. Right now I’m feeling quite lost and don’t have any idea where to start!