Spelling correction in user interfaces

Ivor Durham, David A. Lamb, James B. Saxe
1983 Communications of the ACM  
Ivor Durham is currently working in the areas of software reliability, human engineering, and personal computing environments. He is writing a thesis on a methodology for developing fault-tolerant software. David A. Lamb is involved in software engineering, compilers, programming languages, and electronic mail. James B. Saxe is interested in computational complexity and is working on a thesis dealing with transformations of algorithms and circuits. More than one quarter of the errors made by
more » ... rs during the experiment were corrected using the simple mechanisms presented here. From this we have concluded that there are considerable benefits and few obstacles to providing a spelling corrector in almost any interactive user interface.
doi:10.1145/358413.358426 fatcat:pcst5b4mojfd7osbytahtprvpi