spelling checker


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spelling checker

[′spel·iŋ ‚chek·ər]
(computer science)
A program, used in conjunction with word-processing software, which automatically checks words in a text against a dictionary of commonly used words and identifies words that appear to be misspelled.
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It is important to note the link between the text language and the spelling checker. If the text language is English (United States) and the user types the word colour, it is flagged as misspelled because colour is not US English.
Much anecdotal evidence indicates that spelling checkers also lead to the misuse of homonyms that are correctly spelled and therefore missed by the spelling checker.
The MITINET/marc spelling checker is the first integrated MARC-based spelling checker available to libraries.
Suppose, however, that with the stroke of a finger you type another word instead of the word you want - for example, "data" instead of "date." The spelling checker misses that error.
PageMaker 4.0 now boasts Story Editor, a built-in word processor that includes search-and-replace abilities for text and style attributes; add-on spelling checkers for 12 languages; and "links management" to track the status of imported text, spreadsheets, databases and graphics files.
Furugori, "Improved Spelling Checkers for Japanese Users of English," IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication 33, no.
He follows with chapters on graphics programs and auxiliary programs (e.g., spelling checkers) that are of use in DTP.