Communicator (communicator) wrote,

Using the ten-dollar words

Go to Google advanced search, select 'reading level' and pick 'annotate results'. Then enter your blog URL into 'search within site'. Hey presto, Google will evalute the level of your prose.

This is mine for this blog: 50% basic, 42% intermediate, 7% advanced.

Here is an article from Technology Review on some of the implications of this tool for searching. However, I've got to say I think that technical people are mistaken when they assume that complexity of language is equivalent to complexity of thought. You could argue that complexity of prose is a mere tool.

  • Phew what a scorcher

    I see Gove has backed down on climate change and it's back in the curriculum again.

  • GCSE Computer Science

    My book is now for sale

  • LJ Settings

    At the moment I have set up this journal so that only friends can comment. I hate doing this, but I was just getting too much Russian spam.

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