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Multiple Addenda Dictionary Categories

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044768D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Carlgren, RG: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

During document proofreading, operators have supplemental addenda dictionaries for storing words not supplied in system dictionaries. In multiple terminal text editing systems, to allow for the sharing of a subset of the words stored in the supplemental addenda dictionaries between groups of operators, several addenda dictionaries may be defined. The words that are unique to a small group can be isolated into an addenda dictionary that is only accessed by that group. This allows for the isolation of classified words for security purposes, so that sensitive words are not added to an addenda dictionary viewable by all operators.

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Multiple Addenda Dictionary Categories

During document proofreading, operators have supplemental addenda dictionaries for storing words not supplied in system dictionaries. In multiple terminal text editing systems, to allow for the sharing of a subset of the words stored in the supplemental addenda dictionaries between groups of operators, several addenda dictionaries may be defined. The words that are unique to a small group can be isolated into an addenda dictionary that is only accessed by that group. This allows for the isolation of classified words for security purposes, so that sensitive words are not added to an addenda dictionary viewable by all operators.

Several addenda dictionaries, though logically combined and viewed as a single extension of the system dictionary during spelling verification, can be considered as addenda dictionary "categories", each with its own class of words. The classification of words by categories allows an end-user to specify that the word-set for a particular project is to be used, without the operator's having to add all of those words to his own addenda dictionary. This reduces duplication that would otherwise result.

By using interactive addenda update window technology, the operator (having selected a word to be added) will be prompted with a list of addenda dictionary "category names" in addition to the word to be added. The operator indicates the category to be updated by using the cursor to point to the desired name a...