Word Finder

Phrase Lengths

The file containing compound words and common phrases has more than 45,000 phrases, for example:

XRayTherapyX-ray therapy(1-3,7)
yoursSincerelyyours sincerely(5,9)
zootSuitzoot suit(4,4)

The "Phrase length" function returns all phrases with the lengths entered. Entering 5,3,9 returns:

front-end processor (5-3,9)
mouse-ear chickweed (5-3,9)
Pride and Prejudice (5,3,9)
tired and emotional (5,3,9)
under the influence (5,3,9)

WordFinder Software

Shell Scripting Recipes The software that drives the WordFinder is a collection of Unix shell scripts. Most of these scripts are available in my book, Shell Scripting Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach (Apress, May 2005). You can run these scripts on any version of Unix, including Linux, Solaris, and the various BSD implementations. They have not been tested on Mac OS/X, but they should work there, too. (If you try them, please let me know how they run.)