Sunday, October 4, 2009

Combining WordQ and Kurzweil 3000

f you're familiar with WordQ, the excellent word-completion and -prediction software, you probably already know that you can use it together with all sorts of other software for writing, including Kurzweil 3000.

Typing with WordQ in Kurzweil 3000 is a fairly intuitive process, but Kurzweil can also be used to boost the vocabulary and topic lists in WordQ.

Here the how-to, broken into 2 videos:



Ignore any references to the SharePoint, unless you work in my school board.

2 comments:

  1. Wow, that is brilliant! I never would have thought of using K3000 for creating topic lists for WordQ. That is a great way of making topic lists from specific texts my students are working with.

    I also found a website that is great for making other topic lists, and it is really fast.

    www.1q4all.com/thoughtq/index2.html

    Type a word in the search box, and it will produce a list of words that are found around that word. Then, adjust the slider to common or less common, and choose the number of words you want. If you're using Internet Explorer there is an on screen button where you can copy the list to the clip board and paste it into a document, save it as a .txt file, and finally open it in WordQ. To get a comprehensive yet focused topic list, I find it helpful to combine the lists from several related words.

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  2. Hey, AT Rainmaker: YOURS is brilliant! Thanks so much for that neat site, which if you other readers are wondering if you should click on it, it's from QuillSoft and Bloorview (makers of WordQ) and it's a web application called HyperThoughtQ. Besides working as AT Rainmaker described, it also has one-line of Word-Q functionality without any software download. I'm wondering if it could be used if someone was desperate for word-prediction & completion software but couldn't afford it or wasn't allowed to install it on their school system. I'm still looking for a free word-prediction & completion software, so if anyone out there knows of one, do let me know.

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