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We've all made decks of flashcards and slogged through them to study (oftentimes boring) material. Wouldn't it be great if the flashcards magically shuffled themselves to optimize your study time? Wouldn't it be great if they sung to you and danced and entertained you while you studied?

This is Pavlov - efficient, entertaining study.

Pavlov uses easy-to-write "pluglets" for feedback mechanisms (entertainment) and question choice strategies (efficiency). Just pop a new pluglet in the right directory to expand your Pavlov universe.

PAVLOV 1.1.2 Now Available

(30 Jun 04) Download the latest version of Pavlov and enjoy -- it's FREE SOFTWARE. New features include:

  • 165,000 questions in sample language learning books are now available at http://pavlov.sf.net
  • Books and chapters are now sorted alphabetically
  • Several improvements to the "Incorrect Answer Dialog"
  • Startup is quicker
  • Pavlov consumes memory less quickly when dealing with huge books
  • Export a quiz to any file format using pluggable templates. Included templates include a simple Web Application and two static HTML examples.
  • HTML+ scriptable feedback pluglets
  • HTML+ scriptable application skins

If you murder a test using Pavlov, please drop us a note! If you like the program, please rate it at freshmeat.net.

165,000 Language Questions Now Available

The Pavlov Project, with help from The JDict project and the European software company Majstro Aplikajoj are pleased to provide a set of huge language learning question books. These books are "bidirectional," so that, for example, the "English/French" book could be used by an English speaker to learn French or a French speaker to learn English. The files can be downloaded at the Pavlov Project Page.

  • German/Spanish: 16,000 questions: pav-de-es_2a
  • German/French: 27,000 questions: pav-de-fr_2a
  • German/Russian: 4,000 questions: pav-de-ru_2a
  • German/Slovak: 1,400 questions: pav-de-sk_2a
  • German/Turkish: 6,300 questions: pav-de-tr_2a
  • English/German: 39,846 questions: pav-en-de_2a
  • English/French: 30,408 questions: pav-en-fr
  • English/Hawaiian: 200 questions: pav-en-ha
  • English/Hebrew: 700 questions: pav-en-he
  • English/Italian: 13,000 questions: pav-en-it
  • English/Latin: 10,000 questions: pav-en-la
  • English/Mandarin Chinese: 4,000 questions: pav-en-ma
  • English/Modern Greek: 3,000 questions: pav-en-ng
  • English/Russian: 4,300 questions: pav-en-ru_2a
  • English/Zulu: 3,500 questions: pav-en-zu
  • French/Russian: 3,100 questions: pav-fr-ru_2a

A much larger set of books should be available in September 2004. All books are in XML/Unicode format and distributed under the GNU General Public License.

Where's The Project Manager?

The Pavlov Project Manager, T.J. Willis, will be in the Indian Ocean, probably completely cut off from the Internet until Feb 2006 Direct emails will almost certainly not be answered during this time. Questions may be sent to the Pavlov Developer's Mailing List pavlov-devel@lists.sourceforge.net.

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