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newlispfanclub.alh.net • View topic - Syllables

Syllables

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Syllables

Postby kanen » Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:59 pm

I'm doing something which requires me to understand how many syllables are in a word I've retrieved.

Anyone have any experience figuring this out in newLisp?
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Re: Syllables

Postby rickyboy » Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:54 pm

Kanen,

To answer your question, no. But, assuming you mean English words and you want a purely algorithmic approach, it looks like the best you can do it is by heuristic. The first (highest voted answer) on has a link to the TeX hyphenation algorithm. That looks pretty promising.

Also, maybe there is an on-line dictionary of English words that are already hyphenated to which you could appeal (i.e. have a lookup table).

Good luck, man!
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Re: Syllables

Postby ralph.ronnquist » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:49 pm

If you are looking at syllables in terms of sound (rather than the hyphenation problem), you might do something fun with

which is an english phonetic dictionary (copyright CMU). You'll probably need to compound certain phoneme series into syllables before counting.
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Re: Syllables

Postby rickyboy » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:57 pm

Looks like that could be made into a nice lookup table. It's easy to see the pronounced vowel sounds (in the code) and count them. That count should equal the syllable count. Nice find, Ralph!
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Re: Syllables

Postby kanen » Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:52 pm

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Re: Syllables

Postby Lutz » Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:17 pm

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