The art of spellchecking or rather a piece of a spellchecker

Piotr Fuglewicz
Katowice, Poland
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As any human activity, spellchecking might be an art. In my presentation I will try to tell about my more than fifteen years of working on different realizations of a Polish spellchecker. I will also try to present possible functionalities, which so far are not in use in any of the commercial spellchecker I know of. Finally I will present my views on why instead of a top–of–the–art text correction facility producers rather deliver a piece of spellchecker in their products. (A remark for foreign language speakers: in the Polish language “art” and “piece” are homonymous, i.e., translate to one word – “sztuka”.)