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Re: bin/48684: spell(1) is lacking

On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 06:28:20PM +0530, Abhinav Upadhyay wrote:
 > > I dunno. My inclination is towards cvs rm -- there are perfectly good
 > > third-party spellcheckers at this point, natural language processing
 > > is not exactly core OS functionality or the project's core competency,
 > > and I don't think there's any need to maintain our own program given
 > > that it doesn't work very well.
 > I would like to take this up as a project. I have played with the idea
 > of a spell checker for the apropos(1) project (even implemented one,
 > although quite a naive implementation). I would like to take this
 > opportunity to come up with a more sophisticated implementation of the
 > spell checker and implementing it in the form of a library so that
 > other utilities (like apropos(1)) may also benefit from it.

go for it -- what I said was based on the assumption that nobody was
really interested in this.

David A. Holland

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