Truncate List of Words

Truncate List of Words on the Tools menu will be enabled when a Word List is selected on the Options menu.  When you select this option the dialog below will appear:

Pressing the OK button will generate one or more files in the same path as the Word List, each file will contain the same words, but truncated in length. For example if your Word List contains the words

Divide
Dividing
Divided
Division
Divisor
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Divine
Divination

and if the Maximum Word Length is set to 4 to 4 it will generate a single file with content

Divi
Divi
Divi
Divi
Divi
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Divi
Divi

If the Maximum Word Length is set at 4 to 8 it will generate 5 files with word length truncated to 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 respectively. If the Word List is named ExampleWords the output  files will be named ExampleWords_trunc4.txt, ExampleWords_trunc5.txt, etc.

The files can be used as input to the List Analyser to calculate reference values for Over Stemming, Under Stemming and ERRT as described by C Paice.