list2xml - A script to generate mnemosyne vocabulary flashcards!


<p>I wrote a bash script to generate flashcard databases for a program called 'mnemosyne' (<a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;) that manages flashcards for efficient memorisation. It schedules the cards in time depending on how familiar you are with each card. The script takes in a newline-separated list of words and outputs a mnemosyne XML file with the words and their definitions as found on an online dictionary (WordNet).</p>

<p>You can find the script and more info here: [url=<a href=""&gt;]list2xml[/url&lt;/a&gt;]&lt;/p>

<p>With this I created a mnemosyne XML database of about 500 words which you can find here: [url=<a href=""&gt;]SATWords1.xml[/url&lt;/a&gt;]&lt;/p>

<p>This is pretty impressive. The only problem with this for normal SAT studying is that the definitions are a little too complicated for easy memorization...</p>

<p>But I find I can get a more thorough understanding of the words with synonyms and examples. I also might be able to group 'similar' words together. I've found 'short meanings' often too ambiguous or vague, and some times leave me actually having the wrong idea of a word.</p>