[MonoDevelop] Spell checking in monodevelop

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 20:28:35 EDT 2009

On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 8:05 AM, Oliver Stieber
<oliver.stieber at ukplc.net> wrote:
> The best bit it that I plan to have a centralized server as well as the client app
> so that all the data from everyone's spelling mistakes (provided they don't turn
> data collection off, in which case there not going to much better off than running
> hunspell because they would need to pull a partial snapshot of the spelling
> database down from the server on first use) and turns them into a huge knowledge
> base of spelling mistake patters and words not in the dictionary and user profiles
> that can be pulled down to any machine with the spell checker in it and group
> dictionarys so that uses can share their words that shouldn't be in the main
> dictionary with everyone in their office.

This sounds like a brilliant idea, but I can't help but worry that
it'll grow into a bigger and more time-consuming project than you
anticipate. There are many interesting things that such a service
could be extended to do, for example finding incorrect homophones
based on statistical analysis of context.

Michael Hutchinson

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