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Concurrent Edit and Spell Check in a Computer System Having Multiple Processors

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061079D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Romano, SL Wenz, DG Youngers, DN [+details]

Abstract

A method is provided for a multiple processor computer system having a text editor to do concurrent editing while providing spell checking, all being done in the foreground. In this method, different processors are utilized within a single editor to concurrently perform the editing and spelling functions. The net result of this sharing allows the system user to edit a document, and specify whether this editing should be spell checked. When the user is ready to respond to spelling mistakes, the mistakes can be viewed and corrected without any delay in the request. To accomplish this, one processor performs the preponderance of the editing task. The editing tasks include functions such as basic insertion and deletions, word spelling, margin boundaries, and tabbing functions.