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Method for Detecting and Correcting Selected Word Spelling Errors in a Text Processing System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044979D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Barker, BA: AUTHOR [+7]

Abstract

A method for checking and correcting the spelling of a selected word in a document while operating a text processing system in the create/ revise mode is accomplished by providing a function key which causes the cursored word to be spell checked. Depression of a WORD key will cause the spelling of the cursored word to be checked against the main dictionary and user-defined addenda dictionaries. A message is displayed informing the operator of the results of this check.

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Method for Detecting and Correcting Selected Word Spelling Errors in a Text Processing System

A method for checking and correcting the spelling of a selected word in a document while operating a text processing system in the create/ revise mode is accomplished by providing a function key which causes the cursored word to be spell checked. Depression of a WORD key will cause the spelling of the cursored word to be checked against the main dictionary and user-defined addenda dictionaries. A message is displayed informing the operator of the results of this check.

When the operator places the cursor upon a word while in Create/ Revise mode and presses the WORD key, the word will be checked against the dictionary and, if found, the following message is displayed: Word is in the dictionary.

If the word is not in the spelling language dictionary or user refined dictionaries, Spelling Mark Begin/End codes will be inserted, the word will be video reversed, and the following message will be displayed: Word not in dictionary.

At this point the operator has the following options:

(1) Edit the word and recheck the word by positioning the cursor on the word and pressing the WORD key again.

(2) Add the word to the User Addendum Dictionary if it is spelled correctly by pressing the ENTER key.

(3) Leave word highlighted.

(4) Press the WORD key again and the system will display a list of correctly spelled candidate words for the misspelled word from which the operator can choose...