The system for spelling checking MacEst for Mac OS detects and highlights the incorrectly written words in a text and suggests the most probable candidates to correct the errors. MacEst offers the entire potential of contemporary spelling correction: proficiently compiled large dictionary and replacement suggestions, which are ordered according to their probability. The software is accessible to all program applications that use the Mac OS X system services for spelling checking.
MacEst is based on the Electronic Grammar Dictionary of Bulgarian, developed at the Department of Computational Linguistics, which contains over 85,000 words and more than 1 million wordforms. The functionality of the product is implemented through the use of minimal acyclic deterministic automata and Levenshtein automata, which allow maximum speed, precision and coverage.
Full Mac OS X integration • Programming language: Objective C • accessible to all program applications that use the Mac OS X system services for spelling checking • Interface: NSSpellServer • Dictionary: > 1 million wordforms • Ranking of replacement candidates: YES • Case sensitiveness: YES
The program uses a proficiently compiled dictionary and ranks the replacement candidates according to their probability. • Coverage: covers the basic wordstock of Bulgarian • Accuracy: all words have been verified by experts • Convenience: ranks the replacement candidates according to their probability
MacEst is available under the following licence.
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