I’d love to know how the words included in SSiW are chosen. Are they based on any kind of frequency list?
@aran would be the best person to answer this, @sheila-4. He’s travelling with work today, but I’m sure he’ll log in and answer as soon as he’s able to.
Do I need to re-post it with his name on? Sorry I’m not very good at this
No, not at all, Sheila. I just found your post without a reply so thought I’d tag Aran as he’s the best one to answer this question, and I thought that tagging him amidst his busyness, may mean he’ll hopefully see it sooner rather than later.
Sorry for the delay!
There’s a combination of different things, learnt from lots of unsuccessful iterations…
So now it’s a combination of word frequency, collocation frequency and conversation modelling - bit of maths, bit of science, bit of art…