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Re: proposed change of language for common words

From: Gregg C Vanderheiden <greggvan@umd.edu>
Date: Thu, 4 May 2017 14:24:36 -0400
Cc: public-cognitive-a11y-tf <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
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To: "lisa.seeman" <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>
I did word frequency studies in my previous life

Before we decide to adopt any core vocabularies (except at level AAA)  we should first convert all of our work into the core vocabulary we are thinking of requiring others to use.    I think you will be quite surprised.  

Just to get started — here is a list of most common 3000 words.   
http://www.ef.edu/english-resources/english-vocabulary/top-3000-words/ <http://www.ef.edu/english-resources/english-vocabulary/top-3000-words/>
   (by the way — we would need to rename our guidelines because   Web   and   accessibility   (though access is)   are not in the 3000 most commonly used words.  Also missing   caption ,   programmatic,   mobile,  and more. 


Gregg C Vanderheiden

> On May 4, 2017, at 1:32 PM, lisa.seeman <lisa.seeman@zoho.com> wrote:
> Use words or phrases  from a public core vocabulary; or  the most common 1500 words or phrases  (including word roots),  phrases or abbreviations that are the most-common form to refer to the concept in a public word frequency list for the identified context.
> We need a definition for core vocabulary 
> .

> https://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/35422/Top3_18Apr2017/results#xq10
> All the best
> Lisa Seeman
> LinkedIn <http://il.linkedin.com/in/lisaseeman/>, Twitter <https://twitter.com/SeemanLisa>

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