can the suggestion tool learn or be improved?

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  1. Craig Wallace
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    Posted 30 Jul 2012 Link to this post

    Hi,

    I am just trying RadSpell for the first time.  So far, I am rather un-impressed by the suggestions that the spellchecker makes.

    A basic example is 'teh'.  Everyone knows that this is a typo for 'the'.  Every spellchecker in the land will suggest 'the' as the best replacement.  With RadSpell, 'the' comes up at around TENTH in the list.  The top suggestion is 'tea'.

    This is not going to cut it for our end-users.  Is there a way to improve the suggestion tool so that it is more like other spell-checkers?  Or can the tool at least learn from what words have been changed to by other users?

    Thanks,

    Craig
  2. Craig Wallace
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    Posted 30 Jul 2012 Link to this post

    I have instead taken the NHunspell and OpenOffice route, and the suggestions are now much better.

    The only real problem was in finding an en-GB dictionary for OpenOffice!
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  4. Rumen
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    Posted 02 Aug 2012 Link to this post

    Hi Craig,

    It seems that an en-GB dictionary for OpenOffice is not available, because such a dictionary is missing on the official page: http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/en/dictionaries.

    If you unable to find an en-GB dictionary, you can test the MicrosoftWordProvider (requires installation of MS Word on the server) or Custom Google spellcheck provider providers.

    Best regards,
    Rumen
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  5. Craig Wallace
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    Posted 02 Aug 2012 Link to this post

    I eventually found an en-GB dictionary that worked at http://en-gb.pyxidium.co.uk/dictionary/OOo.php 
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