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Method for syllable calculation of English Language native words for the purpose of providing a language fog index

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035214D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Jan-20
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This disclosure describes a method for determining the syllables within a written English language word or phrase. Analysis of English language text is potentially complex and seemingly subject to arbitrary rules given its diverse ethnic origin. However, we demonstrate here a systematic approach that limits the number of special cases to be handled to all but a very few. This approach is illustrated with a REXX program. It may be readily applied to the calculation of the so-called fog index, a determiner for written English language clarity based on averages of words per sentence and syllables per word.