#27 Flag for not suggesting compound words

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2011-01-22
2009-08-12
No

It should be possible to put a generic flag in a dictionary telling that compound words should never be suggested.

Danish uses compounding a lot. Therefore the Danish Hunspell dictionary is full of words marked with compound flag. This means that when the spellchecker finds a misspelled word, it will often suggest a number of "weird" compund words. Users do not realize that these words are not actually words in the dictionary, so the dictionary maintainers often get complaints about lots of "bad" words in the dictionary. A good solution would be if we could put a flag in the dictionary telling that compund words should never be suggested (but, of course, still tolerated in users' text).

Discussion

  • Ruud Baars
    Ruud Baars
    2010-03-18

    The wildness of suggestions could also be limited by checking the levenshtein distance from the input word and suggestion. Having parameters to controle this mechanism would help.,
    Dictionary maintainer could also check out whether the short words should be used in compounding.

     
    • assigned_to: nobody --> nemethl
     
    • status: open --> closed
     
  • Implemented in the CVS by the new MAXCPDSUGS feature.

    Use

    MAXCPDSUGS 0

    in the affix file to switch off the suggestion of compound words.

    Thanks for your request.

     
  • To limit the suggestion of the non-generated compound words of the dic file, try

    MAXDIFF n

    affix file parameter, where 0<=n<=10, the default value is n=5.

     
  • Sounds really nice. We'll test it asap.

     
  • Sounds really nice. We'll test it asap.

     
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