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Q: Dictionaries of common english words ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Dictionaries of common english words
Category: Computers
Asked by: digiology-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 06 Nov 2006 05:14 PST
Expires: 06 Nov 2006 08:43 PST
Question ID: 780473
Hi, I need dictionaries of common english words, preferably either
ordered in the order of probability or including the probability (value) of
It would be a bonus if words are seperated into dictionaries for each
possible word length (eg dictionary of english words of length 3 in
order of probability) but not totally necessary as I could compute
that myself given a list of common words if I am be given the
probability values for all words (or a list ordered by probability).
The lists should be sufficiently large and have been collected from a
representative set of modern enlglish documents to be useful. I would
be happing with a link to download these.
I would expect roughly 5000 - 10,000 words in the list or group of lists.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 06 Nov 2006 05:31 PST

Just to be clear, are you looking for a simple word list of the most
common words with frequency information, or do you want an actual
dictionary, that includes definitions.

The first is probably available, the second...I rather doubt it.

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Dictionaries of common english words
From: nectar666-ga on 06 Nov 2006 06:43 PST
This looks like what your looking for. It has a list of 5000 words by
frequency of use drawn from the Brown Corpus. It also includes a
dictionary if you click on the word.


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