WordSurv is a linguistics computer program designed to aid Bible translators in the collection and analysis of word lists. By being able to compare languages together, a translator can determine which languages are similar. This can help to shorten the amount of time it takes to translate the Scripture into a new language.
WordSurv has three main functions:
1. Entry and maintenance of word lists and cognate decisions
2. Computation of lexicostatistic and phonostatistic measures of similarity
3. Output of data and results in various formats for use in other tools
Dr. Art White has worked with Taylor students on several versions of this project, which spawned a sister project called PalmSurv.
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