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Multi-Language Dictionaries for Text Processing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060174D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Pevoto, RD: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A method is described for creating dictionaries which contain more than one language, allowing multi-language documents to be spell checked in one pass. Documents made up of text in more than one language may not currently be spell checked in one pass. The text of each language is manually delimited by end and begin spell check instructions. The operator then runs the document through spelling, using one dictionary, switches the spell check instructions and runs the document through again, using a different dictionary. This is very time-consuming. It also does not address the problem of having words of a different language interspersed throughout a document. This method allows new dictionaries to be created by combining supplied dictionaries. A function is implemented to allow a user to create his/her own dictionaries.

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Multi-Language Dictionaries for Text Processing

A method is described for creating dictionaries which contain more than one language, allowing multi-language documents to be spell checked in one pass. Documents made up of text in more than one language may not currently be spell checked in one pass. The text of each language is manually delimited by end and begin spell check instructions. The operator then runs the document through spelling, using one dictionary, switches the spell check instructions and runs the document through again, using a different dictionary. This is very time- consuming. It also does not address the problem of having words of a different language interspersed throughout a document. This method allows new dictionaries to be created by combining supplied dictionaries. A function is implemented to allow a user to create his/her own dictionaries. Up to three source dictionaries may be used. The search order of the dictionaries is determined by specifying a primary, secondary, and tertiary dictionary. Combined dictionaries are not allowed as source dictionaries for other combined dictionaries. There are two types of dictionaries available: general business and industry-specific. The industry-specific dictionary is made up of the general business dictionary plus an alternate dictionary of extra words. The combined dictionary will be made up of the source dictionaries as follows. The entire primary dictionary is used. The supplement is loaded from it. It may not be an industry-specific dictionary. If the secondary or...