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Re: challenge: phone number to words

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  • Subject: [mg20888] Re: [mg20876] challenge: phone number to words
  • From: Andrew Watson <abwatson at>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 01:04:35 -0500 (EST)
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At 8:46 PM -0500 11/18/99, Daniel Reeves wrote:
>My colleague and I were having a "C vs Mathematica" debate and ended up
>having a contest to see who could write the most compact program to take a
>list of digits and return all the possible words corresponding to it on a
>phone keypad.

The real challenge is to generate only actual English words, not just 
strings. I did this once many years ago with a unix shell program 
that made use of the built-in spell checker. If we had a Mathematica 
SpellCheck function it would be a piece of cake.

Andrew Watson

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