I need a way to use existing articles for my websites by creating a new version of those and other articles. The software needs to facilitate rewriting articles using human intervention. A main requirement is to rewrite an article quickly and easily, but accurately, with editing and output in several formats.
This project contains an element of a "Spinner" type program in that it reproduces many similar copies automatically of an article, compatible with two popular services, ContentSpooler and JetSpinner. I will utilize the source code to eventually build on in the future.
There are many rewriting programs available, but none that I have tried are fast enough, accurate enough, or have all the features desired. I could write my own, but I have very limited time. The project must be written in VB6 so I can add future enhancements myself. I prefer VB functions if possible. If other prewritten modules are used they must not require a license and need to be integrated into the master program. The program will use an Access database to store settings and other program data. Files are not stored in the database. Generally, the program must be able to run stand alone with little dependencies from 3rd parties.
The general idea is for the program to accept an article in the word processor function then create several new re-written versions with the users help. This program near-clones the program Word Flood but with a little more features. User specifically selects new/alternate words and phrases from a pop-up or highlighted selection of a word or phrase. These alternate words or phrases will help form the spinner compatible files. The Program also keeps track of word count, word frequency, percentage changed from original, etc. There will be 2 options for viewing/editing the article (text and rtf). The project can be saved along with all settings, and restarted.
The program needs to be fast, flexible, and allow for expansion. It is basically an advanced word processor program specialized for rewriting articles compatible with content spooler. It must incorporate a dictionary for spell-checking, a fixed, but replaceable, main thesaurus and also add user input to a second thesaurus. Both are searched for word and phrase replacement. There are plenty of examples of open source code that cover nearly all aspects of this project especially through PSC. I will be including picture diagrams of the program with much more thorough directions.
The winner will be expected to view and try demos of some current rewriting programs to get a feel for how to use them, how they work, and their limitations. I am open to suggestions concerning the project to make using the program faster or more accurate. The main goal is to be able to reuse existing articles without them being considered duplicate articles by the search engines. The program must be significantly faster to use than rewriting the article by hand. I will include detailed program descriptions and pictures. Everything is listed in the more detailed zip file attachment provided when extracted([url removed, login to view] being the more detailed instructions with pictures.)
Application needs to run on Windows XP and higher. This program will need to be made in Visual Basic 6.