School of Communication

Bilingualism and Psycholinguistics Research Laboratory

CLEARPOND Phono Ortho Database


CLEARPOND is the Cross-Linguistic Easy-Access Resource for Phonological and Orthographic Neighborhood Densities.

CLEARPOND was created by Dr. Viorica Marian, James Bartolotti, Sarah Chabal, and Anthony Shook.

Read the CLEARPOND paper in PLOS One, or see theĀ abstract for more information.


  • Search by neighborhood density and neighborhood frequency
  • Query within-language neighbors and foreign-language neighbors
  • Choose output parameters by relevance
  • Acquire data for specific words for either single words or full word lists
  • Select stimuli within specific frequencies
  • Generate new lists to meet range of neighborhood size or lexical frequency
  • Apply multiple filters simultaneously
  • Export results to a text file
  • Access online or offline