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Dynamic Dictionary Supplement for Spell Check Tasks

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000065154D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Garrison, DA Urquhart, RJ [+details]

Abstract

An arrangement is described for reducing the access time required to reference the storage media containing the dictionary when a spell check task is being done in a text processing system. This access time can become significant, especially in a multi workstation environment, where each workstation is sharing a common dictionary which is accessed through an interface involving communicating protocols. Also, where the media is a diskette employing contact recording, an excessive number of accesses will shorten the life of the media and adversely affect the reliability of the system. The arrangement creates a "dynamic dictionary supplement" (DDS) on the first pass through the document and then keeps the DDS with the document. After the document has been edited, it may be spell checked again against the DDS for that document.