WordSurv

WordSurv screenshot

WordSurv is intended to aid in translation work.

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, a translator can determine which languages are most 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. Entering and maintaining word lists and cognate decisions
2. Computing lexicostatistic and phonostatistic measures of similarity
3. Outputting data and results for use in other tools

Dr. Art White has worked with Taylor students on several versions of WordSurv, spawning a sister project called PalmSurv.