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Amocher



Joined: 04 Nov 2017
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New project: Word manipulator
Hello wonderful people,

I just registered for this website; very excited! I am looking for anyone bored enough to begin a new project with me.
I know very little about programming, but I really, REALLY want to learn.

Purpose:
I want to create a program that manipulates, quantifies and defines English words in every thinkable way.

I want to build this program for these reasons:

1) In order to learn how to program.
2) Use this word manipulator for various projects.

Functions:
This program will have every word in the English language (yes, i know, well over 5,000).
For any given word, this program will...

-Provide Definitions and reverse definition lookup.

-Provides Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms, Aptronyms, Autoantonyms,
Bacronyms, Homophones, Capitonyms, Eponyms, Heteronyms, Hypernyms,
Hyponyms, Meronyms, Metonyms, Oronyms, Onomatopoeia, Paronyms,
Retronyms, Tautonyms, Toponyms, and any other possible variations of word play.

-Provides letter count, vowel count, syllable count, consonant count, etc.

-Provide filters of inclusion, exclusion, syllable min/max, rhymes, etc

Structure:
I would like this to be an executable that opens into a browser style application
with different abilities displayed as resizable menus, similar to Adobe Photoshop.

(If that is too complex then maybe a system of checkboxes?)

Unfortunately I will need everything explained to me - assume i know nothing. I know some
programming vocabulary like class, array, list, and variable. I know there are hundreds of
different languages... but thats about it.

Okay, I am hoping someone can help me get started. I want to do all the grunt work; just need direction.

Thanks for reading; looking forward to working with you!

-Amo
Post 04 Nov 2017, 04:50
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revolution
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If we are to assume you know nothing then you really should start by learning about assembly, opcodes, mnemonics, registers, hexidecimal, binary, instruction sets, etc. That in itself is a lot to learn, but it is necessary to understand how to program any CPU at a low level.

So before you try to get too deep into the high level task of the word manipulator, I suggest you consider examining the example files that are in the fasm download. Try to assemble them. Run them. Modify them. Extend them. Try to find assembly tutorials online, there are a few. Some of them use NASM or MASM as the tool so be prepared for different syntaxes between assemblers. This will give you some of the background needed to move on towards your final goal. If there is something you don't understand, ask here for help.
Post 04 Nov 2017, 05:13
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Amocher



Joined: 04 Nov 2017
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Thank you so much, Revolution, for the quick feedback!

I guess my first question is how do I find the FASM download?
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revolution
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There is a download link at the bottom of the page you are viewing now.
Post 04 Nov 2017, 05:19
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Amocher



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Ah! Got it, thank you!
Post 04 Nov 2017, 05:27
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Amocher



Joined: 04 Nov 2017
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Wow, how did you guys learn all this stuff?

This is a bit overwhelming. I am starting with entering numbers into memory registers.
It must take a long time just to write anything in assembly.

How long would you say it takes to become proficient in writing FASM programs if one is a relatively quick study and works on it every day?
Post 04 Nov 2017, 06:00
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JohnFound



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Not so hard as it seems at a first glance. You can learn assembly on a beginner level for a month.
Post 04 Nov 2017, 06:48
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redsock



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For your very ambitious project, might I suggest an assembler version of parsing/indexing the WordNet databases? I think you'll find it covers most of your requirements, and writing an assembly language frontend for it will be excellent learning material: https://wordnet.princeton.edu

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CandyMan



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Hello Amocher!
Frankly I wish you good luck!!!
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