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Re: Help Needed for Spellcheck

by kvale (Monsignor)
on Apr 17, 2006 at 04:36 UTC ( #543753=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Help Needed for Spellcheck

The compound word could also be split "on line trading" and in general, there is more than one way to do it. I would create a personal dictionary of atomic words that you want and test against those. You would do this by implementing the grammar

<compound-word> := <word> <compound-word> <word> := word1 | word2 | ... | wordn
Regexes can do this for you, for a reasonably small number of atomic words:
my $compound = "onlinetrading"; my $words = 'online|trading'; my ($first, $second); if ($compound =~ /^($words)($words)$/) { $first = $1; $second = $2; } print "$first, $second\n";
Alternatively, check out Aspell, as it has some support for compound words.


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