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Sense Checker

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013368D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Apr-13
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 25K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This proposal concerns systems which process text in spoken or written form, such as word processors or voice recognition software.

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Sense Checker

  This proposal concerns systems which process text in spoken or
written form, such as word processors or voice recognition
software.

Typically, the text typed into word processors or spoken into
voice recognition software is checked for correctness with a
spell checker. In addition a grammar checker might check the text
for grammatical correctness. However, both types of checkers
usually miss a lot of typographical and/or semantical errors
because they don't understand the meaning of the text to be
checked.

The proposed sense checker is a system that understands the
meaning of the text typed into a word processor or spoken into a
voice recognition software. It can be based on MeanX or any other
meaning recognition tool as a system to understand meaning in
natural language. As a result of this understanding process,
words of the input get classified into a knowledge repository
according to their assumed meaning from the context and according
to their spelling. If a word has been misspelled (and even if the
misspelled word exists) or if a word has been used in an
incorrect sense, this will be noticed by the system because of a
bad match during the classification process. In particular, there
will be a discrepancy between the classification neighborhood in
the knowledge repository for the word with respect to its context
and with respect to its spelling.

As a result, the system can automatically correct the misspelled
word with the correct word, or replace the word that has...