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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Thu Mar 21, 2002  5:26 pm
Subject:  Re: SignBank 3: What kind of search-routines do you want?

SignWriting List
March 21, 2002

Thank you, Bill! These are good suggestions and I have already shared
them with our programmer and we will see what we can come up with in
the next couple of weeks -

Val ;-)


>And another thing ... :-)
>What about mispellings? For example, choosing a palm down symbol
>when you want a
>palm forward? When I search for words on an online dictionary:
>if I mispell a word, the dictionary will return a list of words that
>are close,
>making a "best guess." In this case, and applying to SignBank, if a
>sign can't
>be found applying all the search symbols, then signs are returned based on as
>many of the symbols as possible and holding, as near as possible, to
>the order of
>the symbols in the search list.
>Additionally, if there was a way to associate symbols with similar
>symbols, then
>the search may be able to "correct" for the mispelling - displaying the signs
>that not only incorporate the other signs and in the sequence given
>but also with
>the closest permutation of the "mispelled" symbol.

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