[bksvol-discuss] Re: Rank Spelling

Sure,  your strategy works perfectly as well!  G.


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were guaranteed to be wrong. And that maybe, just maybe, those who 
questioned the most were in the end those who came closest to being wise."
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Actually I do the opposite. I do the rank spelling with caps turned off 
and just before I am ready to upload I turned them back on and go through 
it. Although if the rating is quite low I turned them on to do a more 
thorough check. 
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From: Guido Corona 
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Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2008 9:58 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Rank Spelling


I suggest that in Kurzweil we initially check ranked spelling with 
capitalized words included in the check.  This would enable us to 
determine if there are obvious problems in the reco of capitalized words 
themselves.  Some  books have the habit also of having the 1st line of 
each chapter  in CAPITALIZED-ONLY chars, which may lead to some further 
spurious lowering of quality rating.  Last, but not least,  other books -- 
like military fiction -- have a lot of words containing mixed alph and 
numeric chars -- like F-15 for example.  Once again, there is a setting in 
ranked spelling properties to turn off this check. 

I suggest that,  when editing the book these switches be left active; 
however when doing a final rating, the switches be turned off, as many of 
these outwardly misrecoed words are in the printed text.  As you know,  I 
am draconian at heart on the subject of quality, but. . . we do not want 
to "throw out the baby with the bath water"!  G. 
  




Guido Dante Corona
IBM Research,
Human Ability & Accessibility Center,   (HA&AC)
Austin Tx.
Phone:  512. 838. 9735.
Email: guidoc@xxxxxxxxxxx
Web:  http://www.ibm.com/able

". . . Maybe it was only those who were most certain they were right who 
were guaranteed to be wrong. And that maybe, just maybe, those who 
questioned the most were in the end those who came closest to being wise."
[David Poyer, The Command]

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