A Statistical Method of Spelling Correction

  title={A Statistical Method of Spelling Correction},
  author={Ronald W. Cornew},
  journal={Information and Control},
When a character recognition device errs in the course of reading meaningful English words it will usually result in a letter sequence that is itself not a valid word; i.e., a "misspe]ling." While procedures for correction of spelling errors have been studied before (Blair, 1960; Sitar, 1961; McElwain and Evens, 1962; Vossler and Branston, 1964; Harmon and Sitar, 1965; and in various airline systems) dictionaries of language size have not been employed in the correction process and testing has… CONTINUE READING