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Processing Text Files Using a Dictionary

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000051472D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Tuffill, HW: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a spelling correction technique which can be use to check the correct usage of a limited number of terms, which are used in a particular set of documents.

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Processing Text Files Using a Dictionary

This article describes a spelling correction technique which can be use to check the correct usage of a limited number of terms, which are used in a particular set of documents.

The program scans a given text file, comparing each word against the words in a dictionary. The dictionary may be either a system-wide standard dictionary or a local one added to incrementally each time a new word is encountered.

The drawing shows the technique in general form. When used as a proofreading aid, the output copy is the input file with words already in the dictionary replaced by blanks. Thus if all common words are held in the dictionary, only the unusual technical words or misspelled words appear in the output screen.

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