The purpose of this program is to solve and create Wordladder puzzles. Word Ladder is a word game where you are required to transform one word into another by following these rules: change only one letter in one step; rotate letters in one step (this is an optional rule); the changed word must be a valid word in the dictionary.
This programs helps you solve existing puzzles as well as create new ones. Solution algorithm used by this program is a simple one. There may well be other algorithms that produce solutions quicker. However, the main purpose of this program is to help in learning new words, and not to seek optimum solution to Word Ladder puzzles. Puzzle and words, words and puzzles... it's all the same! Have fun!
Here are some key features of "Wordladder":
· Random From and Random To words: The computer will pick any two random words from the dictionary and try to make a ladder.
· Fixed From and Random To words: The computer will pick random To words and try to make a ladder.
· Fixed To and Random From words: The computer will pick random From words and try to make a ladder.
· Fixed From Chain: In this option a chain of words is made starting with the From word, each subsequent word linked with the previous one. The length of the chain will depend on the starting word and the depth of the dictionary