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Dastgheib M, koleini S, Fakhrahmad S. Design and implementation of Persian spelling detection and correction system based on Semantic. JSDP. 2019; 16 (3) :128-117
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Persian Language has a special feature (grapheme, homophone, and multi-shape clinging characters) in electronic devices. Furthermore, design and implementation of NLP tools for Persian are more challenging than other languages (e.g. English or German). Spelling tools are used widely for editing user texts like emails and text in editors.  Also developing Persian tools will provide Persian programs to check spell and reduce errors in electronic texts. In this work, we review the spelling detection and correction methods, especially for the Persian language. The proposed algorithm consists of two steps. The first step is non-word error detection and correction by intelligent scoring algorithm. The second step is read-word error detection and correction.  We propose a spelling system "Perspell” for Persian non-word and real-word errors using a hybrid scoring system and optimized language model by lexicon. This scoring system uses a combination of lexical and semantic features optimized by learning dataset. The weight of these features in scoring system is also optimized by learning phase. Perspell is compared with known Persian spellchecker systems and could overcome them in precision of detection and correction. Accordingly, the proposed Persian spell-checker system can also detect and correct real-word errors. This open challenge category of spelling is a complicated and time consuming task in Persian as well as, assessing the proposed method, the F-measure metric has improved significantly (about 10%) for detecting and correcting Persian words. In the proposed method, we used Persian language model with bootstrapping and smoothing to overcome data sparseness and lack of data. The bootstrapping is developed using a Persian dictionary and further we used word sense disambiguation to select the correct related replaced word.

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Received: 2017/05/8 | Accepted: 2019/06/19 | Published: 2020/01/7 | ePublished: 2020/01/7

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