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Query Subject:   Semantics text/Answers to Exercises
Author:   Janet Randall
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Computational Linguistics

Query:   Tue, 27 Mar 2001 10:50:23 -0500 (EST)
Kari Kraus
kkru@mail.rochester.edu
autocorrect function in word processing software




Dear List:

I'm looking for information (articles, white papers) on the autocorrect
technology built into most word processing software (e.g., Microsoft Word).
I want to understand (in broad terms) the software engineering side of
things (how does the technology work?), but just as importantly, the
theoretical side (e.g., classification of errors [haplography, dittography,
metathesis, etc.] according to current thinking on the physiological
mechanisms involved in copying/transcribing/typing (perhaps this sort of R&D
falls within the purview of visual word recognition?).

Any leads, observations, thoughts, or references much appreciated. I'd be
happy to compile a list of responses and report back to the list in a week
or two.

Sincerely,

Kari Kraus
University of Rochester
kkru@mail.rochester.edu
LL Issue: 12.867
Date posted: 28-Mar-2001



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