Saturday, March 24, 2012

Google Docs spell checker is contextual and awesome!

Google Docs has launched a revolutionary spell checker - one that not only correct spellings, but also is contextual. This contextual spell checker is able to make suggestions on the correct use of word based on the sentence. What's even better is the suggestions get smarter and smarter based on the words Googlebot sees as it explores the web.

The advantages spelled out are as follows:
  1. Suggestions are contextual. For example, the spell checker is now smart enough to know what you mean if you type “Icland is an icland.”


  2. Contextual suggestions are made even if the misspelled word is in the dictionary. If you write “Let’s meat tomorrow morning for coffee” you’ll see a suggestion to change “meat” to “meet."

  3. Suggestions are constantly evolving. As Google crawls the web, we see new words, and if those new words become popular enough they’ll automatically be included in our spell checker—even pop culture terms, like Skrillex.


» Spell checking powered by the web | Google Docs Blog

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