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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jul 8, 2013

Final Year CS Project Idea: Intelligent GRE Words Eliminator

The name is 'GRE Words Eliminator'. I just thought of this project idea that could be really interesting. Many times, we come across a nice article that's written in heavy-English; meaning it's got words that don't make any sense unless you open up the dictionary to look for the meaning and then put it all into context. The idea is to 'simplify' all such articles by replacing all the 'GRE words' (read : tough words) into their equivalent simpler English words.

For once, I'm not sure if all the tough words can be replaced keeping the meaning, tone, emotions et al intact. The overall algorithm would be like this:-

1. Reach the paragraph.
2. Spot the 'GRE' words, aka the uncommon words in English usage.
3. Find their simpler synonyms and do a simple find+replace.
4. Re-scan the paragraph, this time for individual sentences and make sure that each sentence makes sense.

I'm not sure how #4 can be achieved. But someone master in programming might help with adding details to the above 'general' algorithm.

What do you say folks? Do you think this would be an interesting final year CS engineering project?
Tanu Singh
Tanu Singh • Jul 8, 2013
Kaustubh Katdare
The name is 'GRE Words Eliminator'. I just thought of this project idea that could be really interesting. Many times, we come across a nice article that's written in heavy-English; meaning it's got words that don't make any sense unless you open up the dictionary to look for the meaning and then put it all into context. The idea is to 'simplify' all such articles by replacing all the 'GRE words' (read : tough words) into their equivalent simpler English words.

For once, I'm not sure if all the tough words can be replaced keeping the meaning, tone, emotions et al intact. The overall algorithm would be like this:-

1. Reach the paragraph.
2. Spot the 'GRE' words, aka the uncommon words in English usage.
3. Find their simpler synonyms and do a simple find+replace.
4. Re-scan the paragraph, this time for individual sentences and make sure that each sentence makes sense.

I'm not sure how #4 can be achieved. But someone master in programming might help with adding details to the above 'general' algorithm.

What do you say folks? Do you think this would be an interesting final year CS engineering project?
Its interesting but it needs time to gather all such details. To make a meaningfull sentence out of a sentence which is formed by replacing GRE words its just next to impossible because english is a wide language.At present scnerio there is even no such translator which can exactly convert one language to another. The only problem is that there are no hard and fast rules in any language(except programming languages😀). Don't know who have created languages but its only human brain which can understand and learn it with time. 😀
If someone can do it then it would be very helpful for other but i found that its a kind of project which can never be completed with full perfection.
Sir please keep posting more of such project ideas.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jul 8, 2013
Well, I've different views. This project could be done on a very small scale; starting with turning complex sentences into simpler ones. I don't think it's impossible. You can replace words with synonyms and in most of the cases, things should work out of the box.
Tanu Singh
Tanu Singh • Jul 8, 2013
Thats fine to replace the words with synonyms.But the only problem is to build meaningful sentence out of it and a computer can't handle all such probabilities. But for small scale it might turn out to be a good project.

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