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Acronym Creator

Jason [PersonRank 0]

Saturday, March 19, 2005
9 years ago

I have been looking for a site that would let me enter in an acronym and get a phrase that fits it. As far as I know one either doesn't exist or I couldn't find it. So I made my own and I'm looking for people's thoughts on it.

What do you think? You can find it at shiwej.com/acreator/

Chris [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

Nice job, I found this one on the Generator Blog: go-quiz.com/acronym/acronym.ph ...

Chris

Jason [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

I've seen that one but it's too cluttered and not easy to just copy and paste a result.

I have since updated the page. You can now click on any term in a result and it will replace it with another word that starts with that letter. That way you can refine a phrase until it makes more sense.

shiwej.com/acreator/

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Jason, that one's already nice. To improve it I suggest to mix rarer words with more popular ones, so the acronym sentence becomes more "common" and more readable. A while ago I prepared a dictionary with word popularity for everyone free to download, and you might want to use it for your acronym generator too:

blogoscoped.com/words/word-hit ...

(The higher the Google pagecount, the more common a word. The list is a CSV file with the word, then the pagecount, sorted by pagecount.)

The goal should be that e.g. "GOOGLE", which is currently, ...

"Grammarian Overshadow Overoptimistic Gladly Leaflet Eardrum"

... becomes something along the lines of ...

"Good Old Overoptimistic Gadget Living Eardrum"

... which would be more fun I think!

Jason S. [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

Since this page still sends quite a few people to my site, I was wondering what people think of it. Should I improve it? If so, what improvements are you looking for?

gkp [PersonRank 1]

8 years ago #

your acronym-maker is helpful. i wonder if it's possible to suggest a theme for the words that pop up?

Tango [PersonRank 0]

8 years ago #

I agree. I am looking for a good acronym builder but one that chooses more commonly used words.

Caleb E [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

If you could scrape onelook's reverse dictionary you could give the words a "theme" methinks

onelook.com/reverse-dictionary ...

Jason Schramm [PersonRank 5]

8 years ago #

choosing more common words has been on the back-burner for the Acronym Creator. I just haven't had time to develop it better.

marie [PersonRank 0]

8 years ago #

give word options, when you click on the word, to make a funny acro, a serious acro, and so on. that would help me a great deal ;)

Mark [PersonRank 0]

8 years ago #

Jason, your site is good but the exact opposite of what it says, in my mind, and of what I need: "Acronym Creator" should create Acronyms ("A word formed from the initial letters of a name, such as WAC for Women's Army Corps, or by combining initial letters or parts of a series of words"), not "un-build" Acronyms into various words...
What I'm looking for is; input a series of words, then match those to words/acroynms. I input; Independent Honorable Taxation Subcommittee , and the output is: HITS, or, another combination that forms a word...
;-)

Jason Schramm [PersonRank 5]

8 years ago #

First of all, I had a bit of trouble coming up with a name that was simple and descriptive. Secondly, it's not hard to look at words and find the acronym they make.

Todd Kasenberg [PersonRank 0]

8 years ago #

Ah, but it is hard to take a series of words, scope out their synonyms, then put the whole mess together and see if you can get out an acronym that has some meaning. That would be an interesting exercise!

Dave Haffner [PersonRank 0]

8 years ago #

I totally agree with Todd. I'm trying to do the exact same thing as he suggests. If you have a few words together and you want to fit them into an acronym, that is easier – but I've scoped out several words, ~25, and am looking for a way to get a sensible acronym out of them. Either way, assisted or not, it's fun..

Jeremy [PersonRank 0]

8 years ago #

I tried to use the system, and it just sends me straight to paypal! what's up with that?

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

I also get redirected to a paypal donation page. I'm using IE (at work, or I'd be using FF :)

skeptic [PersonRank 1]

8 years ago #

yea, nobody is gonna pay for this scam of a website

Vex [PersonRank 1]

8 years ago #

I also tried to use it, becuase this sorta thing was exactly what I was looking for... but alas... paypal.

Homer Simpson [PersonRank 1]

8 years ago #

Degeneracy Oblivious Name-dropper Organized Elevate Vet Invoke Lash

Dogma Oversuspicious Nebular Others Enviably Vandal Instalment Lawgiver

Drawing Odored Nuttiness Objectiveness Eucalyptus Vizier Incomplete Logician

Doubleheader Overreact Newsy Obstinacy Excessively Venally Innocuous Lymphocyte

Dishevel Outspend Nonaddictive Oscillate Effusively Venturesome Insides Loll

Defensibly Oversold Nosebleed Overgraze Ethylene Varietal Inshore Limy

D'oh!

J.J.J.Schmidt [PersonRank 0]

8 years ago #

<blockquote>Jason, your site is good but the exact opposite of what it says, in my mind, and of what I need: "Acronym Creator" should create Acronyms ("A word formed from the initial letters of a name, such as WAC for Women's Army Corps, or by combining initial letters or parts of a series of words"), not "un-build" Acronyms into various words...
What I'm looking for is; input a series of words, then match those to words/acroynms. I input; Independent Honorable Taxation Subcommittee , and the output is: HITS, or, another combination that forms a word...
;-)</blockquote>

You want an anagram maker then. Just enter the jumble of letters you want on an anagram creation site and voila, you have a list of possible acronym combos.

Rick [PersonRank 0]

8 years ago #

I'm also looking for the same thing as JJJ. I need to build an acronym that makes sense for: Strategic Account Planning that is is not: SAP.
I need to see several acronyms or possibilities or combinations of letters to name a new department in my company.
Help!!

Billy [PersonRank 0]

8 years ago #

acronyms are overrated and overused :)
my favorite – PCMCIA .. people cant memorize computer industry acronyms
nice work on the generators guys – they helped me out a bit

James [PersonRank 0]

8 years ago #

"I need to see several acronyms or possibilities or combinations of letters to name a new department in my company."

SAP
SPA
PAS
PSA
ASP
APS

Not that many choices...

Jason Schramm [PersonRank 5]

8 years ago #

STRAP

tystl [PersonRank 0]

8 years ago #

for people who want the opposite of what Jason has:

cs.uoregon.edu/research/paraco ...

Hmmmmm [PersonRank 1]

8 years ago #

You should let people choose a Category too
Like Words relating to Cooking, or Computers, or Military
That would make it sweet!

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

The "Name Generator" sites attach semantic information to each word, which makes for great acronyms. For example:

sexy.namedecoder.com/
Sexy Male Acronym:
Gorgeous One Offering Gratification and Lustful Embraces
Sexy Female Acronym:
Goddess Offering Overwhelming Gratification and Lustful Embraces

monster.namedecoder.com/
Grim, Offensive Ogre from the Gloomy Legendary Earth

cyborg.namedecoder.com/
General Operational Organism Generated for Logical Exploration

The Cyborg Name Decoder was previously mentioned in Google Blogoscoped:
blogoscoped.com/archive/2004_0 ...

brian ash [PersonRank 0]

8 years ago #

It seems to me that the way to go would be to list words that you would like to have included (seed list), generate acronyms from them, then check those acronyms against another list of words (a dictionary). Even better would be to use something like the reverse dictionary on the seed list to create a larger seed list of words that follow a theme, generate all acronyms from those words within a certain length. These acronyms could then be checked against a dictionary that is generated by listing themes, and creating the dictionary based on a reverse dictionary lookup of those themes. So you could list themes for the roots, and a theme for the final acronym. This could be done by combining some of the above programs.

Nemon [PersonRank 0]

8 years ago #

I just want a program that I put in something like

CPWI and it spits out something that kinda makes sence not just a bunch of words picked at random.

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