LINGUIST List 12.867

Wed Mar 28 2001

Qs: Semantics Text/Answers, Visual Word Recognition

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  1. Janet Randall, Semantics text/Answers to Exercises
  2. Kari Kraus, autocorrect function in word processing software

Message 1: Semantics text/Answers to Exercises

Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2001 14:05:32 -0500
From: Janet Randall <randallneu.edu>
Subject: Semantics text/Answers to Exercises

I am using John Saeed's Semantics (Blackwell) for a new course I am
teaching beginning this week. The publisher does not put out a set of
answers to the exercises, and there doesn't seem to be an instructor's
version of the textbook. I wonder if anyone has put together a set of
(possible) answers.
Thanks.

Janet Randall
Linguistics Program
Northeastern University
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Message 2: autocorrect function in word processing software

Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2001 10:50:23 -0500 (EST)
From: Kari Kraus <kkrumail.rochester.edu>
Subject: 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
kkrumail.rochester.edu
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