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Watch Your Spelling!

Hornik, Kurt and Murdoch, Duncan (2011) Watch Your Spelling! The R Journal, 3 (2). pp. 22-28. ISSN 2073-4859

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We discuss the facilities in base R for spell checking via Aspell, Hunspell or Ispell, which are useful in particular for conveniently checking the spelling of natural language texts in package Rd files and vignettes. Spell checking performance is illustrated using the Rd files in package stats. This example clearly indicates the need for a domain-specific statistical dictionary. We analyze the results of spell checking all Rd files in all CRAN packages and show how these can be employed for building such a dictionary.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Departments > Finance, Accounting and Statistics > Statistics and Mathematics > Hornik
Version of the Document: Published
Depositing User: ePub Administrator
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2017 13:14
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2018 19:40
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FIDES Link: https://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/results/56243/
URI: http://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/5436


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