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Author Lamb, David A. ♦ Saxe, James B. ♦ Durham, Ivor
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Spelling correction ♦ Spelling ♦ Interactive programs ♦ User interfaces ♦ Typographical errors
Abstract The feasibility of providing a spelling corrector as a part of interactive user interfaces is demonstrated. The issues involved in using spelling correction in a user interface are examined, and a simple correction algorithm is described. The results of an experiment in which the corrector is incorporated into a heavily used interactive program are described. More than one quarter of the errors made by users during the experiment were corrected using the simple mechanisms presented here. From this we have concluded that there are considerable benefits and few obstacles to providing a spelling corrector in almost any interactive user interface.
Description Affiliation: Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA (Durham, Ivor; Lamb, David A.; Saxe, James B.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 26
Issue Number 10
Page Count 10
Starting Page 764
Ending Page 773


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Source: ACM Digital Library