Not being a programmer, but a writer, it is difficult to really know where and how to begin to write simple programs to meet one's needs.
I decided to begin with C and in parallel try to get to grips with ScriptBASIC which could result in programs compiled to C.
My next step is the reason for this posting. I need some advice on materials and tools to help describe what I wish to start with. These are:
1. Defining my needs for programs to help manipulate text files such as
1.1. Adding Parts-of-Speech tags to each word in a sentence or
1.2. Segmenting sentences into phrases and finally
1.3. Search programs using pattern match techniques in an English to German dictionary.
The dictionary I am building.
I also need both a good primer taking me through the learning process, a whole lot of sample programs and a good IDE to halp in the programming.
So, now let me say, that I would be grateful for any useful suggestions.
Thank you and kind regards, forkinpm.