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1 Which is the Best Spell Checker? Fil McIntyre Assistive Technologist

2 Training and advice on inclusive education, assessment of needs and assistive technology The BRITE Initiative

3 Which is the Best Spell Checker? The context Some preliminary results A discussion

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5 Contextual Checking Greater accuracy? No need to check spelling AND homophones

6 Preliminary results

7 On Wednesday my friend told me that he would be moving to Edinburgh in February. At first I did not believe him because lately he had been acting a little weird. I definitely didn’t want to embarrass him though so I asked whether he had sorted out any accommodation. He said there were a lot of beautiful flats particularly in the city centre. He definitely thought it was unnecessary to live right in the centre, about two or three miles out would be acceptable. Dictated Paragraph

8 Preliminary results

9 What do you/your students want from spellchecking software? Should we be making spell checking easier? Do students learn through using a spell checker? Discussion

10 I NEED DATA! Please send me typed, uncorrected documents produced by children or adults with literacy difficulties. Appeal

11 Fil McIntyre Assistive Technologist


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