Race2Write is a game in which players compete to write sentences on a randomly selected topic; you earn points by including in your sentences different parts of speech and different types of punctuation marks. The parts of speech and punctuation marks—and their corresponding point-values—are displayed on the Game Chart. When you place the curser above any square in the Chart, the full name of the part of speech appears; clicking on any square will bring forth one or more Help files with definitions, illustrations, and sample sentences.
Each time you write a sentence, the game creates an exact duplicate of your sentence in a separate text box with each word colored according to its corresponding part of speech. Simultaneously, the parts of speech you have used will "disappear" from the Game Chart; the squares of these parts of speech will now show sections of a racing photograph. The object of the game is to use as many parts of speech as you can in your sentences in order to reveal as much (or all!) of the racing photograph.
The game functions at four skill levels, can be played with or without time restrictions, and includes a Practice Mode that enables you to practice individually.
The game’s ability to identify parts of speech is approximately 94% accurate, thanks to Google’s SyntaxNet, "an open-source neural network framework," which functions in conjunction with Parsey McParseface, an English parser that analyzes English text, another open-source Google creation. To enable players to earn additional points by identifying words that might have been incorrectly categorized, the game also includes the option of an Editing Mode. Enjoy!
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