Spell Checker

Service “Spell Checker” is meant to check the correctness of the spelling for the Belarusian language. The interface is presented on figure 1. One must enter a text into the field and press “Get unknown words! / Атрымаць невядомыя словы!”. In the box “Ignore the following words” one can specify words that mustn’t be checked by Spell Checker.

spellChecker_GUI_2015-03-27Figure 1 – Interface of Spell Checker

After text is processed by Spell Checker user receives statistics on the number of unique words found in the input text , the number of words that were not found either in the lthe list of words to ignore or both in the list of words to ignore and in the dictionary. Once the service has rejected all the “correct” words, the user receives a list of the remaining words and can identify each of them as a “correct” / “known” or leave “wrong” / “unknown”, respectively, by “yes” or “no” in front of each word (see. Figure 2).

spellChecker_usage_2015-03-27Figure 2 – Example of the work of Spell Checker

For the convenience of the work with the list there is an opportunity at any time to split the list into two parts on the basis of “known” or “unknown” for the user: in the first list words are marked “No”, the second – marked “yes.” To do this, press the “Recheck with your labels / Пераправерыць з улікам вядомых Вам слоў” after the list (see. Figure 3).

spellChecker_usage2_2015-03-27 Figure 3 – Example of how Spell Checker works with “known” or “unknown” word lists

Also, if there is such a need, you can get results of work of word processor embedded in text-to-speech synthesizer, which helps the latter service to operate. To obtain this information you need to tick “Show the results of a word processor” checkbox (see. Figure 4) before start of the spell checking.

spellChecker_usage3_2015-03-27Figure 4 – Results of text processing

For example, let’s enter the following text “Свабода – гэта магчымасць сказаць, што двойчы два – чатыры. Калі дазволена гэта, усё астатняе адсюль вынікае.” ‘Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.’ (George Orwell, “1984”)“. The result is on figure 5.


Figure 5 – Example of mistake search

Now when we copy the given list into a window of list of words to ignore and if we make a mistake (eg. in the word “four”/”чытыры”), the result of the check will be the following:

spellChecker_usage5_2015-04-17Figure 6 – Example of mistake search

Thus we can create our own vocabulary of “correct” words and check the text on its basis.

Service pagehttp://corpus.by/SpellChecker/?lang=en

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