Thearticle below takes a look at one of the contemporary "hard problems" facing AI researchers -- autocomplete. Helping you find what you're looking for, even when you don't type it right in the search box, involves a lot more than consulting an internal dictionary. It requires understanding the meaning of your sentence or phrase. Read on to find out how Google knows you want "American Idol" when you type "American Idle," and how the browser is getting smarter every day.
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- holaApr 9, 2012
- hello ricardoApr 9, 2012
- I get quite a few of those typos where I'm one key off too, but I've yet to do that in Google Docs, but Chrome's Spell Checker is adequate for picking those up, but it's usually quicker for me to manually correct the typo because I'd otherwise spend more time moving the mouse pointer to the correct word. In my case, it's predominantly a vision problem when the lighting on the keyboard is too dim and I'm trying to look at both monitor and keyboard simultaneously..
I would also have the problem of having to "teach" Autocorrect's Spell Checker new words with all of the technical terminology that I use.Apr 10, 2012
- Chuck I had the same problem at first but it seems slowly Google's spell check picked up on tech terms. Guess the word addition depends on how offten the word is used by others. It still does not like some common German or Spanish words I useApr 10, 2012
- Or Latin (e.g. 'a priori', 'a posteriori', 'prima facie'), or French (e.g., 'Faux pas', 'merci beaucoups') I'll bet.
As an undergrad Philosophy major with a lot of Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, ansd Psychophysics thrown in for good measure, there are likely to be enough English words that Google would have to learn, without going into foreign languages, much less throwing in the occasional umlaut, circumflex, tilde, etc., although spell checkers in general are much more sophisticated than they were in the mid to late '80s when I was in College.Apr 11, 2012
- imi placeApr 15, 2012