Re: general topic of spelling
1 What specific spelling errors have you found to be common toUse of wrong words in original material from SMEs. The original
proclaims, "YOU MUST NOW PRESS THE RED BUTTON." What was intended
was, "YOU MUST NOT PRESS THE RED BUTTON." Most SMEs use spell-checking
software, but many cannot distinguish between affect and effect,
less and fewer, to and too, etc.
2 What do you think of spell-checking technology and how do you useI think than its easy to make some thing that past a spell check with
out their being any thing effected. (I just asked MS Word about that
sentence, and it only complains about "its".)
3 How does current search technology perform vis a vis spellingIf you're planning for users to search for terms that they misspell
in their searches, the best bet is to include the expected
misspellings, invisibly, in the document that's going to be
searched. Unfortunately, this can lead to lots of false hits if
you're including all the "wrong word" sorts of errors.
4 Your opinion on the topic of spelling difficultiesPersonally, I find it easy to detect, in a long document, that
it has been run through a spell checker but not proofread.
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