Revised Spache

A list of simple American-English words (revised Spache).

Usage

var words = require( '@stdlib/datasets/spache-revised' );

words()

Returns a list of simple American-English words (revised Spache).

var data = words();
/* returns
    [
        'a',
        'able',
        'about',
        'above',
        ...
    ]
*/

Examples

var floor = require( '@stdlib/math/base/special/floor' );
var randu = require( '@stdlib/random/base/randu' );
var words = require( '@stdlib/datasets/spache-revised' );

var data = words();
var len = data.length;
var idx;
var i;

// Select random words from the list...
for ( i = 0; i < 100; i++ ) {
    idx = floor( randu()*len );
    console.log( data[ idx ] );
}

CLI

Usage

Usage: spache-revised [options]

Options:

  -h,    --help                Print this message.
  -V,    --version             Print the package version.

Examples

$ spache-revised
a
able
about
above
...

References

  • Spache, George. 1953. "A New Readability Formula for Primary-Grade Reading Materials." The Elementary School Journal 53 (7): 410–13. doi:10.1086/458513.
  • Klare, George R. 1974. "Assessing Readability." Reading Research Quarterly 10 (1). Wiley, International Reading Association: 62–102. http://www.jstor.org/stable/747086.
  • Stone, Clarence R. 1956. "Measuring Difficulty of Primary Reading Material: A Constructive Criticism of Spache's Measure." The Elementary School Journal 57 (1). University of Chicago Press: 36–41. http://www.jstor.org/stable/999700.
  • Perera, Katherine. 2012. "The assessment of linguistic difficulty in reading material." In Linguistics and the Teacher, edited by Ronald Carter, 101–13. Routledge Library Editions: Education. Taylor & Francis. https://books.google.com/books?id=oNXFQ9Gn6XIC.

License

The data files (databases) are licensed under an Open Data Commons Public Domain Dedication & License 1.0 and their contents are licensed under Creative Commons Zero v1.0 Universal. The software is licensed under Apache License, Version 2.0.