Subject: Re: [htdig] Spelling Help
From: Gilles Detillieux (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jan 18 2001 - 07:30:18 PST
According to Geoff Hutchison:
> At 1:34 PM +0000 1/18/01, David Adams wrote:
> >1) What have other sites done to address this problem? (Spell checking
> >and correcting our own
> Use good fuzzy methods, including the synonym file. We are working on
> additional fuzzy matching code, but of course if anyone can come up
> with sample code that produces a list of suggestion words from an
> input, we can probably port it.
> >2) Can anybody recommend a _good_ (UK English) spell checker for IRXIX
> Yes. Try ispell with the UK dictionaries.
Back in October, Greg Holmes posted a python wrapper script for htsearch,
which used ispell to suggest alternative spellings. The thread that
ensued is at http://www.htdig.org/mail/2000/10/index.html#295
The ispell package is GNU software, so it should port to IRIX easily
enough, I'd think, and the dictionaries are very customisable.
-- Gilles R. Detillieux E-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Spinal Cord Research Centre WWW: http://www.scrc.umanitoba.ca/~grdetil Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba Phone: (204)789-3766 Winnipeg, MB R3E 3J7 (Canada) Fax: (204)789-3930
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