SIL Software Catalog
SIL has developed more than 60 pieces of software to support the work of its fieldworkers; most available to the public for free download. This on-line catalog contains product descriptions, download or purchasing instructions, and technical support information, including the latest SIL software Service Bulletins.
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Current version: 6.0, released December 2006
A typical language survey may involve determining linguistic relationships through the comparison of word lists. WordSurv is designed to aid in this task. It functions in three main areas: (1) entry and maintenance of word lists and cognate decisions, (2) computation of lexicostatistic and phonostatistic measures of similarity, and (3) output of data and results in various formats. WordSurv also supports the COMPASS algorithm to aid in comparative reconstruction.
PalmSurv may be used for wordlist transcription into a PalmOS handheld computer.
Notice: Wordsurv version 7 is due for release in 2011. See the WordSurv site hosted by Taylor University for more info.
- Download WordSurv
- Available on SIL Language Freeware Disc 2 NOTE: There may be a version available that is newer than what is found on SIL Language Freeware Disc 2. Check WordSurv for most recent release.