[TxMt] Re: Spell checking using Google
bibiko at eva.mpg.de
Fri May 4 05:14:05 UTC 2007
On 04.05.2007, at 00:41, Jacob Rus wrote:
> Hans-Jörg Bibiko wrote:
>> On 03.05.2007, at 21:42, Jacob Rus wrote:
>>> 1. I believe google's spellcheck takes the context of the word
>>> into account when deciding what the correct word is. So popping
>>> up a list only for particular words is probably not the greatest
>> Well, I believe it should but up to now I couldn't find an example
>> for such a context spell checking behaviour. If you find such a
>> behaviour, please let it me know.
>> It seems to me that Google's suggestions are based on the following:
>> If the word is not in the Google's corpus it will allow exact one
>> operation on it, meaning deletion, inserting, or replacing of one
>> character to get a word which is in the corpus. The output is
>> sorted according to these operations, I guess.
> No, I think you are pretty clearly wrong about that. As an
> example, if you spell check "rought with", the first suggestion
> will be "wrought", as "wrought with «foo»" is a commonly-used
> construction. If you replace "with" with some other word, the
> suggestion will change, and in most cases will be "rough", instead.
> In fact, in every example that I tried, Google figured out the
> intended word from context. I don't know their exact algorithm,
> but it clearly takes neighboring words into account.
To be honest I only check it with German ;)
OK if that is the case, of course one should change the script.
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