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Difficulty Class

Given an ELS Hebrew phrase of M words and K letters, (not counting spaces) the Difficulty Class of the phrase, as defined by Professor Rips, is K-3M. The idea behind the measure is to provide high values for phrases that many letters and few words, and therefore, more letters per word. The measure was designed to be used to help distinguish meaningful ELS phrases from non-sense ELS phrases that would happen by chance.