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Does any body know where I can get a list of english words?

Hi,

I need to populate a dictionary table with all the words in the English
language. My first idea was to load a MSWord COM object and use the
dictionary, but I would prefer to have my own list.

Does anybody know where I can find data like this? Even if I have to ..
gulp .. pay for it. ;)

Thanks in advance.
--
John MacIntyre
VC++ / VB / ASP / Database Developer
http://www.johnmacintyre.ca

Nov 12 '05 #1
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"John MacIntyre" <Pl****@reply.to.group.thx> wrote in message
news:2x*******************@news20.bellglobal.com.. .
Hi,

I need to populate a dictionary table with all the words in the English
language. My first idea was to load a MSWord COM object and use the
dictionary, but I would prefer to have my own list.

Does anybody know where I can find data like this? Even if I have to ..
gulp .. pay for it. ;)

Thanks in advance.
--
John MacIntyre
VC++ / VB / ASP / Database Developer
http://www.johnmacintyre.ca

You might try the OED. http://dictionary.oed.com/
That would be a much more complete list than the MS stuff. I would contact
them.
Jim
Nov 12 '05 #2

"John MacIntyre" <Pl****@reply.to.group.thx> wrote in message
news:2x*******************@news20.bellglobal.com.. .
Hi,

I need to populate a dictionary table with all the words in the English
language. My first idea was to load a MSWord COM object and use the
dictionary, but I would prefer to have my own list.

Does anybody know where I can find data like this? Even if I have to ..
gulp .. pay for it. ;)

Thanks in advance.
--
John MacIntyre
VC++ / VB / ASP / Database Developer
http://www.johnmacintyre.ca

Or find a hacker that has a dictionary for a dictionary attack or is that
what you are trying to do?
Jim
Nov 12 '05 #3
"Jim Kennedy" <ke****************************@attbi.net> wrote in message
news:ORXYb.72870$jk2.415614@attbi_s53...

Or find a hacker that has a dictionary for a dictionary attack or is that
what you are trying to do?
Jim

Hi Jim,

That is ABSOLUTELY NOT what I am trying to do. .. no offense taken though.

I'm actually trying to filter out garbage in a parsing app that I am
building.

I appreciate the previous posting, but the hacker idea is not .. I don't
think anyway .. complete enough.

Thanks again,
John MacIntyre
VC++ / VB / ASP / Database Developer
http://www.johnmacintyre.ca

Nov 12 '05 #4
"John MacIntyre" <Pl****@reply.to.group.thx> wrote in
news:qj*******************@news20.bellglobal.com:
"Jim Kennedy" <ke****************************@attbi.net> wrote in
message news:ORXYb.72870$jk2.415614@attbi_s53...
>

Or find a hacker that has a dictionary for a dictionary attack or is
that what you are trying to do?
Jim

Hi Jim,

That is ABSOLUTELY NOT what I am trying to do. .. no offense taken
though.

I'm actually trying to filter out garbage in a parsing app that I am
building.

I appreciate the previous posting, but the hacker idea is not .. I don't
think anyway .. complete enough.

Thanks again,
John MacIntyre
VC++ / VB / ASP / Database Developer
http://www.johnmacintyre.ca


If you created a Word Application Object you could check eash parsed word
with

WordApplicationObject.CheckSpelling(ParsedWord).

??????????

--
Lyle
(for e-mail refer to http://ffdba.com/contacts.htm)
Nov 12 '05 #5
John MacIntyre writes:
I need to populate a dictionary table with all the words in the English
language. My first idea was to load a MSWord COM object and use the
dictionary, but I would prefer to have my own list.

Does anybody know where I can find data like this? Even if I have to ..
gulp .. pay for it. ;)


There are a lot of freely available lists on the Internet, some of them
aimed at special audiences , such as five-letter words. There are two ways
to find such lists. One way is to use "word list" as a google search
target. The other (and more fun) is to use two or so words that will only
occur together in a dictionary. Such as <ambidextrous avocado>, it's fun
making these things up and see how many hits you can make.
Nov 12 '05 #6
John MacIntyre wrote:
Hi,

I need to populate a dictionary table with all the words in the English
language. My first idea was to load a MSWord COM object and use the
dictionary, but I would prefer to have my own list.

Does anybody know where I can find data like this? Even if I have to ..
gulp .. pay for it. ;)

Thanks in advance.
--
John MacIntyre
VC++ / VB / ASP / Database Developer
http://www.johnmacintyre.ca

Hello John,

In Linux you can easily spell-check a file with 'aspell'.

$ aspell -c text.txt

http://freshmeat.net/projects/aspell/
Maybe there is a windows version available.

os moma
http://www.futuredesktop.org/#distrolist

Nov 12 '05 #7
rkc

"John MacIntyre" <Pl****@reply.to.group.thx> wrote in message
news:2x*******************@news20.bellglobal.com.. .
Hi,

I need to populate a dictionary table with all the words in the English
language. My first idea was to load a MSWord COM object and use the
dictionary, but I would prefer to have my own list.

Does anybody know where I can find data like this? Even if I have to ..
gulp .. pay for it. ;)


I have a text file that contains 146441 words from the English language.
Each word on a single line followed by a cr/lf.
No definitions.

It's old, most likely not complete, and who knows how accurate.

1.49 MB.

Yours for the price of an email.

Address: Censure Fred Flinstone, bomb to com.
Nov 12 '05 #8
"John MacIntyre" <Pl****@reply.to.group.thx> wrote in message news:<qj*******************@news20.bellglobal.com> ...
"Jim Kennedy" <ke****************************@attbi.net> wrote in message
news:ORXYb.72870$jk2.415614@attbi_s53...

Or find a hacker that has a dictionary for a dictionary attack or is that
what you are trying to do?
Jim

Hi Jim,

That is ABSOLUTELY NOT what I am trying to do. .. no offense taken though.


But would it not be most perfectly ironic to have your systems
accessed by a cracker who used Access? :-)
Nov 12 '05 #9
Moby Lexicons:

Available in the public domain: Moby Words, Moby Hyphenator,
Moby Part-of-Speech, Moby Pronunciator, Moby Thesaurus, and Moby Language.
FTP: ftp://ftp.let.ruu.nl/pub/colibri/nlp...l/moby.23-1996
E-mail: ma*********@let.ruu.nl " send colibri/nlp/general/moby.23-1996 "
FTP: ftp://svr-ftp.eng.cam.ac.uk/pub/comp...ionaries/moby/
WWW: http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/research/ilash/Moby/
FTP: ftp://ai.uga.edu/pub/natural.language/moby

The Austin Code Works, 11100 Leafwood Lane, Austin, Texas 78750-3587, U.S.A.
Telephone: 512-258 0785.
Facsimile: 512-258 1342.
E-mail: in**@acw.com
WWW: http://www.acw.com/

Source: Gary Frank, ga*******@itol.com, via Usenet:comp.ai.nat-lang,
06 Jul 1996.
Nov 12 '05 #10
ph*****@hotmail.com (phobos) wrote:
That is ABSOLUTELY NOT what I am trying to do. .. no offense taken though.


But would it not be most perfectly ironic to have your systems
accessed by a cracker who used Access? :-)


<chuckle>

Tony
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read the entire thread of messages.
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Nov 12 '05 #11
John MacIntyre wrote:
Hi,

I need to populate a dictionary table with all the words in the English
language. My first idea was to load a MSWord COM object and use the
dictionary, but I would prefer to have my own list.

Does anybody know where I can find data like this? Even if I have to ..
gulp .. pay for it. ;)


Hi, John.

You might want to have a look at http://dict.leo.org. This is the Munich
University's project for a language dictionary and very complete (>300000
entries). Now there is a special protection so you cannot just download the
word lists, but they have sponsors who also sell their dictionaries.

Hiran
Nov 12 '05 #12

"John MacIntyre" <Pl****@reply.to.group.thx> wrote in message
news:2x*******************@news20.bellglobal.com.. .
Hi,

I need to populate a dictionary table with all the words in the English
language. My first idea was to load a MSWord COM object and use the
dictionary, but I would prefer to have my own list.

Does anybody know where I can find data like this? Even if I have to ..
gulp .. pay for it. ;)


Try http://wordlist.sourceforge.net/.

Nov 12 '05 #13
"James Harris" <no.email.please> wrote:
I need to populate a dictionary table with all the words in the English
language. My first idea was to load a MSWord COM object and use the
dictionary, but I would prefer to have my own list.

Try http://wordlist.sourceforge.net/.


Awesome. I use sourceforge hosted apps on my webserver. It never would've occurred
to me to go looking there for a word list.

Tony
--
Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
Please respond only in the newsgroups so that others can
read the entire thread of messages.
Microsoft Access Links, Hints, Tips & Accounting Systems at
http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
Nov 12 '05 #14
Thank you everybody for the awesome replies.

--
John MacIntyre
VC++ / VB / ASP / Database Developer
http://www.johnmacintyre.ca

"James Harris" <no.email.please> wrote in message
news:40***********************@lovejoy.zen.co.uk.. .

"John MacIntyre" <Pl****@reply.to.group.thx> wrote in message
news:2x*******************@news20.bellglobal.com.. .
Hi,

I need to populate a dictionary table with all the words in the English
language. My first idea was to load a MSWord COM object and use the
dictionary, but I would prefer to have my own list.

Does anybody know where I can find data like this? Even if I have to ..
gulp .. pay for it. ;)


Try http://wordlist.sourceforge.net/.

Nov 12 '05 #15

"John MacIntyre" <Pl****@reply.to.group.thx> wrote in message
news:2x*******************@news20.bellglobal.com.. .
Hi,

I need to populate a dictionary table with all the words in the English
language. My first idea was to load a MSWord COM object and use the
dictionary, but I would prefer to have my own list.

Does anybody know where I can find data like this? Even if I have to ..
gulp .. pay for it. ;)

Thanks in advance.
--
John MacIntyre
VC++ / VB / ASP / Database Developer
http://www.johnmacintyre.ca


John,

Try installing Linux, and looking at the file /usr/share/dict/words.
My listing has around 45,000 words. (Red Hat release 7.0).

Ben.
Nov 12 '05 #16

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