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Computer programs for detecting and correcting spelling errors

By James L. Peterson

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 23 No. 12, Pages 676-687
10.1145/359038.359041


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With the increase in word and text processing computer systems, programs which check and correct spelling will become more and more common. Peterson investigates the basic structure of several such existing programs and their approaches to solving the problems which arise when this type of program is created. The basic framework and background necessary to write a spelling checker or corrector are provided.

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