Ever wonder what we talk about here? I just finished a word frequency study of this site. I counted the number of pages that contained any particular word. These are the top ten frequently occurring words of at least six letters.
The count is the number of pages upon which the words can be found. Here are all 354 words that appear on at least a thousand pages.
Interesting, eh? -- WardCunningham
Have WikiNames been filtered from this list? -- StijnSanders
No, their parts are treated as separate words so ProgrammingLanguage
counts as one for Programming and one for Language.
It looks like they confirm the topic of the Wiki as PeopleProjectsAndPatterns
. Structures, systems, patterns, problems all score highly.
Following the example of WikiWordStatistics
, we find in this list some of the ExtremeProgramming
- author * against * various * testing
- projects * control * programmers
- practices * delete * values
finally, for the SmugSmalltalkWeenie
- smalltalk * created * technology
This was just crying out for a bit of PoemWiki
I've looked into BNC (British National Corpus, which is one of the largest English corpus in the world) word frequency list at http://www.itri.brighton.ac.uk/~Adam.Kilgarriff/bnc-readme.html
) try (http://www.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/
) and chose those with at least six letters and listed the top ten:
Compare this list with the one above. (One of the interesting things to notice is that "system" is a very common word in general English written or spoken.)
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