list2xml - A script to generate mnemosyne vocabulary flashcards!

<p>Hello!</p>

<p>I wrote a bash script to generate flashcard databases for a program called 'mnemosyne' (<a href="http://www.mnemosyne-proj.org/%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.mnemosyne-proj.org/&lt;/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="http://nikki93.github.com/blog/2010/08/07/vocabscript.html%5Dlist2xml%5B/url"&gt;http://nikki93.github.com/blog/2010/08/07/vocabscript.html]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="http://www.upurload.com/file.php?name=9cdd06ec2f569279c06fa8f960045462.zip%5DSATWords1.xml%5B/url"&gt;http://www.upurload.com/file.php?name=9cdd06ec2f569279c06fa8f960045462.zip]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>