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Spellcheckers

SC has developed a fully integrated spell-checker for minority languages. It works with a “best-guess” pattern of the rule, based on statistic algorithms, but it includes dialectal-driven error patterns, which are fundamental for minority languages.

In fact, every correction system sets up its guesses upon similarities of words. SC system adds to this method the awareness that, for semi- or recently standardized languages where the overwhelming majority of writers are de facto illiterate in their language, most errors can be caused by the knowledge of a word in one particular language variety that is not the standard form.

SC spellchecker helps therefore lesser-used languages to enter the written and IT world accustoming speakers to the use of a correct spelling.