Computers have the potential for playing many roles in the field of recreational linguistics. Six general categories are:
a) making a list of all words with specified orthographic characteristics,
b) managing logological data bases,
c) acting as a practice opponent in world games,
d) solving formal word puzzles such as crosswords, double-crostics, and the types dealt with by the National Puzzlers' League and Games magazine,
e) composing such puzzles,
f) typesetting material for magazines of recreational linguistics.
"Logology by Computer,"
Word Ways: Vol. 16
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol16/iss4/2