Accession Number : ADA125208
Title : Spelling Correction in User Interfaces.
Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,
Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
Personal Author(s) : Durham,Ivor ; Lamb,David A ; Saxe,James B
Report Date : 20 Dec 1982
Pagination or Media Count : 27
Abstract : This paper demonstrates the feasibility of providing a spelling corrector in most interactive user interfaces. The issues in using spelling correction in a user interface are examined and a simple correction algorithm is described. The authors describe the results of an experiment in which the corrector is incorporated into a heavily used interactive program. More than one quarter of the errors made by users during the experiment were corrected using our simple mechanisms. From this it is concluded that there are considerable benefits and few obstacles to providing a spelling corrector in almost any interactive user interface.
Descriptors : *USER NEEDS , *MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE , *ERROR CORRECTION CODES , ALGORITHMS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , INTERACTIONS , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , MESSAGE PROCESSING
Subject Categories : Cybernetics
Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE