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Usage of adressbook entries in a spelling checker

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000018922D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Aug-21
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Aug-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 5K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Lotus Products could use the following solution: A spelling checker detects names only as correct, if they are in the "pool of correct words". Names have to be copied manually to "pool of correct words" when they are used in a text. This pool could be expanded by an interface which reads informations of other "word-"sources on the computer like an adressbook.

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Usage of adressbook entries in a spelling checker

  Are you sometimes angry about the spelling-checker of your word processing system ? Nearly every name you write is being marked as wrong ? A spelling checker detects names only as correct, if they are in the "pool of correct words". Names have to be copied manually to the "pool of correct words" by accepting them. Normally this happens on the first occurrence of the name in the text, when the spelling checker is activated.

    Typically a program for sending emails is installed on your PC too. Such a program consists of an address book with first name, last name and an email address. The solution can be the combination of both systems. This should be more easy if both elements are developed by the same company (e.g. Lotus Notes and Lotus Word Pro). In generally speaking, the "pool of correct words" should be expanded by an interface which reads information of other sources. Within Lotus Word Pro, different dictionaries and a glossary is provided already as source of information. The missing part is the usage of elements of Lotus Notes Databases
(*.nsf) as "pool of correct words". For some specialized areas like engineering, medicine or science, libraries with special terms can be bought. These solutions with a focus on special groups of users achieve only a small numbers of sales. The problem of "not as correct detected names" is a concern of all users of word processing systems. The corresponding market can be regard...