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gizmo_mathboy
  reversethis-{moc ... } {yobhtamomzig}

aerospace engineer by education, all-around walking cesspool of knowledge by nature, and professional grade slacker by choice. Sysadmin at a major midwestern university.
Sunday April 28, 2002
10:40 PM

Interesting Task

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Since my girl friend is a teacher I was confronted with an interesting task.

Determine the readability a website.

There a few indices out there (Fog, Flesch, Kincaid, and Frye) that use things like: syllables in a word, words in a sentence, and such.

Fortunately there is a module that does this already:

Lingua::EN::Fathom which builds on Lingua::EN::Syllable. So I just need to add in Frye's readability index to the module (must give the author that patch when I get it working), construct the sub that fetches the page, the sub that tries to rip out some representative text, and then run it through the black box. I probably should make it a Tk (or other GUI app for that matter) so that it's easy for students and teachers to use.

Of course, I need to finish writing that db search routine for work before I do that...

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