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Method and System for Regionalization of Colloquialisms and Spellings

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000216246D
Publication Date: 2012-Mar-26
Document File: 3 page(s) / 41K

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A method and system is provided for regionalization of colloquialisms and spellings. The method and system focuses on regionalizing content as per a user of any communiqué.

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Method and System for Regionalization of Colloquialisms and Spellings

Disclosed is a method and system for regionalization of colloquialisms and spellings. Regionalization could be accomplished programmatically - using known spellings and colloquialisms from various regions and translating them. Customized regionalization settings can be saved on a user's system similar to customization in browsers. These settings would involve searching for or identifying known spellings and colloquialisms and finding regional equivalents for them.

Figure illustrates steps for regionalization of colloquialisms and spellings in accordance with the method and system disclosed herein.


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As illustrated in the figure, a user may set a preference for a particular region (similar to their preferred language setting in Windows) and indicate if they want any text to be regionalized. Based on the user's choice, a regionalized text preference is set. If a user has not learned an unfamiliar word (learn = has already seen the word at least N times), the system looks up the original region either by scanning a webpage source or analyzing the source of the document. When the source region is identified, the text is searched for words and phrases matching those on a list of known regionalizations for that region. If the source region is not identified, the text is searched for words and phrases found on any list from a set of lists of known regionalizations comprehensively. Based on the comprehensive search, if several matches from any single region list are found, the search is refined to search for matches against that particular list for the rest of the document, rather than searching for matches from several lists randomly. When regional matches are found, the corresponding item in the desired region's list is substituted in the text for the user. Each of the substituted items is consolidated in the lexical corpus customized for each user.

Alternatively, in a preferred embodiment, the meaning of the unfamiliar word or words may be sourced in advance or p...