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  Spell Checker

  A Spellchecker for Assamese documents has been developed. It employs several techniques viz. edit distance, n-gram and soundex encoding schemes. Two versions of the spell checker are available – (i) standalone and (ii) integrated version with MSWord.
Spell Checker(standalone): The Resource Centre has developed a standalone version of Assamese spellchecker. The spellchecker employs a number of techniques for detection and correction of Assamese documents viz. edit distance, n-gram and soundex encoding techniques.  (more info)

Features of the standalone spellchecker are:

  • GUI developed using Perl/Tk, with simple text editing facilities
  • Currently supports C-DAC’s AS-TTDurga font.
  • Assamese text files can be loaded onto the GUI, edited and saved.
  • Misspellings can be marked by clicking the ‘Det’ (‘Detect’) and then the ‘Show’ button.
  • Selecting the misspelt word and clicking ‘Sug’ (‘Suggest’) button can generate suggestions.
  • A facility to add new words to the dictionary exists.
  • ‘Select All/Unselect All’ option available in the ‘Edit’ menu on right clicking on the text, for selecting/deselecting entire text.
  • ‘Copy’/’Cut’ and ‘Paste operations possible for text within the GUI window.
  • Text can be copied/cut from an I-leap document and pasted onto the GUI window.

Assamese Spellchecker (Integrated  with MSWord)

 The standalone version of the spellchecker is integrated with Microsoft Word 2000. The two separate entities have been integrated using PerlCtrl, which allows sharing of data and code using ActiveX technology.   

Features of the standalone spellchecker are:

  • Graphical User Interface

  • Supports C-DAC font (AS-TTDurga.ttf) and also the font developed by the Resource center (Asamiya.ttf)

  • Misspellings are marked by curved lines

  • Suggested words for misspellings are displayed in a separate window

  • ‘Copy’/’Cut’ and ‘Paste operations possible for text within the GUI window.