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From mattspitz <msp...@stanford.edu>
Subject Spellchecker Evaluation Criteria
Date Wed, 15 Oct 2008 02:32:46 GMT

So, it appears to me that the criteria for a "good suggestion" is the n-gram
overlap of a given term, not the edit distance.

Thus, if we're looking for "britney", but we mess up and type "birtney",
"kortney" will come up before "birtney."

Is there a way to force the SpellChecker to use the edit distance?  Or does
anyone have any suggestions about this?

Thanks,
Matt
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