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Open source English dictionary to use programmatically w/ python

Can anyone point me to a downloadable open source English dictionary
suitable for programmatic use with python: I'm programming a puzzle
generator, and I need to be able to generate more or less complete
lists of English words, alphabetized. Thanks! DG
Jan 7 '08 #1
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On Jan 7, 4:37 pm, dgoldsmith_89 <d.l.goldsm...@gmail.comwrote:
Can anyone point me to a downloadable open source English dictionary
suitable for programmatic use with python: I'm programming a puzzle
generator, and I need to be able to generate more or less complete
lists of English words, alphabetized. Thanks! DG
On Linux? WordNet and Dict and many others.

On Windows, maybe try WordWeb?

rd
Jan 7 '08 #2
dgoldsmith_89 wrote:
Can anyone point me to a downloadable open source English dictionary
suitable for programmatic use with python: I'm programming a puzzle
generator, and I need to be able to generate more or less complete
lists of English words, alphabetized. Thanks! DG
here's one:

http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/research/ilash/Moby/

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Jan 7 '08 #3
On Jan 7, 2:46 pm, Rick Dooling <rpdool...@gmail.comwrote:
On Jan 7, 4:37 pm, dgoldsmith_89 <d.l.goldsm...@gmail.comwrote:
Can anyone point me to a downloadable open source English dictionary
suitable for programmatic use with python: I'm programming a puzzle
generator, and I need to be able to generate more or less complete
lists of English words, alphabetized. Thanks! DG

On Linux? WordNet and Dict and many others.

On Windows, maybe try WordWeb?

rd
Sorry, didn't know it would make a difference: on Mac, actually.

DG
Jan 7 '08 #4
On Jan 7, 4:37*pm, dgoldsmith_89 <d.l.goldsm...@gmail.comwrote:
Can anyone point me to a downloadable open source English dictionary
suitable for programmatic use with python: I'm programming a puzzle
generator, and I need to be able to generate more or less complete
lists of English words, alphabetized. *Thanks! *DG

www.puzzlers.org has numerous word lists & dictionarys in text
format that can be downloaded. I recommend you insert them into
some form of database. I have most of them in an Access db and
it's 95 MB. That's a worse case as I also have some value-added
stuff, the OSPD alone would be a lot smaller.

<http://www.puzzlers.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=solving:wordlists:start>
Jan 7 '08 #5
On Jan 7, 2:47 pm, Fredrik Lundh <fred...@pythonware.comwrote:
dgoldsmith_89 wrote:
Can anyone point me to a downloadable open source English dictionary
suitable for programmatic use with python: I'm programming a puzzle
generator, and I need to be able to generate more or less complete
lists of English words, alphabetized. Thanks! DG

here's one:

http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/research/ilash/Moby/

</F>
Excellent, that'll do nicely! Thanks!!!

DG
Jan 7 '08 #6
On Jan 7, 2:54 pm, "mensana...@aol.com" <mensana...@aol.comwrote:
On Jan 7, 4:37 pm, dgoldsmith_89 <d.l.goldsm...@gmail.comwrote:
Can anyone point me to a downloadable open source English dictionary
suitable for programmatic use with python: I'm programming a puzzle
generator, and I need to be able to generate more or less complete
lists of English words, alphabetized. Thanks! DG

www.puzzlers.orghas numerous word lists & dictionarys in text
format that can be downloaded. I recommend you insert them into
some form of database. I have most of them in an Access db and
it's 95 MB. That's a worse case as I also have some value-added
stuff, the OSPD alone would be a lot smaller.

<http://www.puzzlers.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=solving:wordlists:start>
Sorry for my ignorance: I can query an Access DB w/ standard SQL
queries (and this is how I would access it w/ Python)?

DG
Jan 7 '08 #7
dgoldsmith_89 wrote:
Can anyone point me to a downloadable open source English dictionary
suitable for programmatic use with python: I'm programming a puzzle
generator, and I need to be able to generate more or less complete
lists of English words, alphabetized. Thanks! DG
If all you want are the words themselves, then any linux box
has a fairly complete list. I put mine here:

http://tobiah.org/words.zip

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