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Old 04-07-2015, 04:53 AM   #1
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Word Count/Unique Words

Hey guys,

What is the best way to count words and unique words in EPUB/AZW3 files?

To demonstrate what I mean I will use following book:
http://www.feedbooks.com/book/673/david-copperfield

Report function in Calibre shows 357 436 words and 16 519 unique words.
feedbooks.com shows 358,632 words (doesn't provide number of unique words)
wordcounttools.com shows 359 260 words (small error is probably caused by inclusion of "About the Author, etc.") and 29 406 unique words.
easycalculation.com shows 359 408 words and 20 466 unique words.
planetcalc.com shows 364 872 words and 17 858 unique words.

My question is, which source provides most accurate number of unique words? I suspect there might be different methodology to determine number of unique words.
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Old 04-07-2015, 08:41 AM   #2
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There are many alternatives as you listed. I personally like the website Word Count Tools because it provides many information about the text being put. But how you determine the number of words from there with the epub format since the tool only allow to input text string?
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Old 04-07-2015, 09:14 AM   #3
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Use "Edit Book" -> Tools -> Reports to get some basic idea about the used words in your document.
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:46 AM   #4
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:51 AM   #5
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There is also the Count Pages plugin which also has a word count. From memory, there was a discussion sometime last year about counting unique words. Someone modified the plugin to do this, but I don't remember if they published it.
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Old 04-08-2015, 06:35 AM   #6
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to harryngh: I converted the book to .rtf and copy/paste
to DrCipher: I have mentioned this feature, my question was which unique word count tool is most reliable/accurate.
to theducks and davidfor: thanks for the tips, will check it out
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Old 01-12-2019, 04:35 PM   #7
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try this website word count tool on a Russian translator website. It gives an accurate calculation of new words and repetitions.
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