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> Kick me out of the fraternity if you want, but I can
> imagine doing this input, validation, display job
> MUCH easier with procedural code than XML ....Can
> somebody restore my faith (which I almost had, for a
> minute there) in strongly typed XML and declarative
Well, the OED is in SGML since 1998 (is there an XML subset yet?)-- with
that we could use Simon's Regular Fragmentations to pull the words apart at
the spaces. Then it is a matter of XPath lookups to find the matching OED
entries. Assuming that we have broken down those OED entries into their
syllabic parts (which is already done in the SGML) we will have a place to
go. We can determine stressed and unstressed syllables.
Although I am not sure about the fringe cases : e.g. "beema'"
There once were some XLim'rick docs
That were parsed into fragmented blocks
Using property bags
And XML tags
They were transformed and published by Wrox.
Author: Programmer to Programmer: Beginning Limerick