|MySpell is a simple spell checker that uses affix
|compression and is modelled after the spell checker
|MySpell was written to explore how affix compression
|can be implemented.
|The Main features of MySpell are:
|1. written in C++ to make it easier to interface with
| Pspell, OpenOffice, AbiWord, etc
|2. it is stateless, uses no static variables and
| should be completely reentrant with almost no
|3. it tries to be as compatible with ispell to
| the extent it can. It can read slightly modified
| versions of munched ispell dictionaries (and it
| comes with a munched english wordlist borrowed from
| Kevin Atkinson's excellent Aspell.
|4. it uses a heavily modified aff file format that
| can be derived from ispell aff files but uses
| the iso-8859-X character sets only
|5. it is simple with *lots* of comments that
| describes how the affixes are stored
| and tested for (based on the approach used by
|6. it supports improved suggestions with replacement
| tables and ngram-scoring based mechanisms in addition
| to the main suggestion mechanisms
|7. like ispell it has a BSD license (and no
| advertising clause)
|But ... it has *no* support for adding words
|to a personal dictionary, *no* support for converting
|between various text encodings, and *no* command line
|interface (it is purely meant to be a library).
|It can not (in any way) replace all of the functionality
|of ispell or aspell/pspell. It is meant as a learning
|tool for understanding affix compression and for
|being used by front ends like OpenOffice, Abiword, etc.
|MySpell has been tested under Linux and Solaris
|and has the world's simplest Makefile and no
|It does come with a simple example program that
|spell checks some words and returns suggestions.
|To build a static library and an example
|program under Linux simply type:
|tar -zxvf myspell.tar.gz
|To run the example program:
|./example ./en_US.aff ./en_US.dic checkme.lst
|Please play around with it and let me know
|what you think.
|Please see the file CONTRIBUTORS for more info.