Watson can tell you how tall Ke$ha is. It's time your computer can tell you how many syllables (roughly) are in a word, and fast!
Hyphenator has one usage: phonetics. Primarily, this is useful for counting syllables quickly. But it could be used for other phonetic applications that need a speed up.
$ /path/to/hyphenator "WORDS I WANT TO HYPHENATE!" > "WORDS I WANT TO HY-PHEN-ATE!"
- Word Hy-phen-a-tion by Com-put-er - The thesis by Frank Liang makes this possible.
- Python Hyphenation - Ned Batchelder implemented this first in a reasonable language, making my job pretty much a simple translation.
Hyphenator is free--as in BSD. Hack your heart out, hackers.