How do you count the number of word occurrences in your tex files? The reason I do this is to easier recognize words I use too much in a text. At the moment I use the following one-liner in the bash.
cat *.tex | sed 's/[[:space:]|[:punct:]]\+/\n/g' | sort | uniq -c | sort -n
What it does is, output all .tex-Files with
cat, substitute the whitespaces and punctuations with a line-break using
sort the output, count the unique words and
sort it again after the number output by
One of the problems I have with that approach is, that words that belong together but are divided by a whitespace are counted separately. So for example "New York" you get k occurrences of New and n occurrences of York, mixing with other occurrences of New and York.
EDIT: Another problem is of course, how do you recognize word inflection such as declension and conjugation? But that's probably something way out of scope of a one-liner, or does anyone have an idea how to cope with that?
EDIT2: As Hendrik and Joseph pointed out, that's not really TeX-related, but perhaps somebody finds it useful :)