Counting Syllables Accurately in Python on Google App Engine

I wanted to be able to count syllables accurately in Python and looked around for existing code that I could re-use. I found one or two routines written in PHP that looked promising so I ported them to Python but was pretty disappointed with the accuracy. I also found a Python routine that is part […]

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arcanicity.appspot.com – How much jargon does your text contain?

My first Google App Engine project went live yesterday. This one deals with estimating the readability of a text when jargon such as acronyms and abbreviations are taken into account. </marketing-bit>As I’ve mentioned before I’m developing a Natural Language Processing system called ScrewTinny (scrutiny) that analyses the language that high-tech vendors use to take their products to […]

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Nothing’s ever easy – Google App Engine…

Well, at least nothing appears easy to me when selecting the deployment configuration for ScrewTinny – my Python-based competitive marketing intelligence app. I had planned to deploy ScrewTinny to Google App Engine and I’ve actually been very happy with how easy it is to get up and running with it on my Arcanicity Index project […]

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Google Chart Tools, Hmm…

So my plans for how best to visualise the output of ScrewTinny have been changing recently. I’ve looked at using Excel to create charts manually. I’ve looked at Python chart libraries. I’ve looked at Google Docs. But now I think I might have found a winner – Google Chart Tools. I’ve been agonising about how to […]

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Google App Engine and the Arcanicity Index

I’ve decided to investigate Google App Engine (GAE) in my spare time and I need a project to test it with. So I’m going to try to produce an on-line version of my Arcanicity Index. It will be very simple system, and because I don’t have a fag packet on which to sketch it out, […]

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The Un-Mission Statement

I’m not a big fan of mission statements… but I thought I’d better set out a manifesto – a mission statement of sorts for this blog. I wanted to set down in writing the sort of content I’ll be posting in these pages. I already blog on technology marketing and competitive intelligence issues in my blog […]

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