Wordcount.org – it counts words…

…or rather it lists English words in order of how frequently they appear on the Internet EDIT: Here’s a link to the Arcanicity Index Calculator I mention lower down in this post. I stumbled across this site the other day when looking for information on the frequency of words used in common English. The site […]

A Technology Reading Ease Index – Goodall-Arcanicity (First Draft)

I thought Arcanicity was an album by The Police, but it turns out that it’s a measure of the complexity of the words that high-tech vendors use in their marketing.¬†As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve produced an Acanicity Index. This is a readability index that looks to estimate the amount of domain-specific or […]

Eureka – Arcanicity and the Technology Reading Ease Index

Well I wasn’t in the bath when it occurred to me, and I wouldn’t claim that I’ve advanced the general knowledge of mankind in the way that Archimedes did, but I have made a little discovery. [UPDATE – A more detailed description of the Goodall Arcanicity Index can be found here] As I had mentioned […]

The Characteristics of a Technology Reading Ease Index

I wrote the other day about the need for a Technology Reading Ease Index. I’ve been thinking about how it might work so here are my current thoughts. The problem I am looking to solve is that I want to be able to rate the readability of different technology vendors’ marketing copy. As I explained […]