Published Online: 16 MAR 2009
Copyright © 2007 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering
How to Cite
Dembitz, Š., Gledec, G. and Randić, M. 2009. Spellchecker. Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering. 2793–2804.
- Published Online: 16 MAR 2009
Spellchecking is a basic natural language-processing capability that can be applied to a text. This article introduces the basic concepts of the field, presents a short history of early spellchecking, and elaborates the main research areas in the domain of proofing tool development. The proliferation of spellchecking into languages other than English is also described, as well as contemporary approaches to the implementation of spellchecking capabilities. The conclusion focuses on possible directions for development in the future.
- natural language;
- morphology, spelling;
- word, non-word;
- dictionary, error detection;
- error correction