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Interactive Spelling Correction Aid for a Text Processing System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044981D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 13K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hernandez, IH: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The Spelling Aid is a feature which allows the operator to request a list of potential spellings for a selected word. Spelling Aid is invoked by pressing the AID key while in the Prompted Spelling Mode. The system will use the found misspelled word to locate and sequence candidate words with similar spellings. During execution of the Spelling Aid function, the phrase "checking spelling" will appear on the display in the context field.

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Interactive Spelling Correction Aid for a Text Processing System

The Spelling Aid is a feature which allows the operator to request a list of potential spellings for a selected word. Spelling Aid is invoked by pressing the AID key while in the Prompted Spelling Mode. The system will use the found misspelled word to locate and sequence candidate words with similar spellings. During execution of the Spelling Aid function, the phrase "checking spelling" will appear on the display in the context field.

If possible candidate words are found, the system will display a Possible Words Frame. The top portion of the frame shows a number of lines of text. The input word will be on an intermediate line of text on the display. The word is highlighted in the context portion of the frame and no other text is highlighted in the top portion of the frame. Should the word span a display segment boundary, at least the first character of the word will be displayed. The cursor will be located at the beginning of the highlighted word, and the segment containing the cursor will be shown. The top and bottom portions of the frame are separated by distinctive characters such as a video reversed row containing a 'less than' sign in column one, 'equals' signs, and a 'greater than' sign in the last column on the display.

The bottom portion of the frame contains a list of the candidate words. Up to seven candidate words will be presented. The candidate words will be displayed as follows:

1. If the input word was keyed with a leading uppercase character, the candidate word(s) will be displayed with leading uppercase. Fo...