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Spelling Error Assessment Module for Answer Evaluation Process

Amit S. Walters, Rajendra K. Isaac, Ajit Paul. Published in Information Sciences.

Communications on Applied Electronics
Year of Publication: 2017
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors: Amit S. Walters, Rajendra K. Isaac, Ajit Paul

Amit S Walters, Rajendra K Isaac and Ajit Paul. Spelling Error Assessment Module for Answer Evaluation Process. Communications on Applied Electronics 7(11):23-26, December 2017. BibTeX

	author = {Amit S. Walters and Rajendra K. Isaac and Ajit Paul},
	title = {Spelling Error Assessment Module for Answer Evaluation Process},
	journal = {Communications on Applied Electronics},
	issue_date = {December 2017},
	volume = {7},
	number = {11},
	month = {Dec},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {2394-4714},
	pages = {23-26},
	numpages = {4},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/cae2017652732},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


This paper discusses methods and algorithm to find various types of spelling errors occurs during writing a word. The examples included in this paper are based on the analysis of writing samples collected for the answer evaluation and other researchers discussed on their papers. Algorithm used in the model works on the different methods for matching the string with list of known word and reassemble word as string with gapes between letter when there is no exact match for best matched word. The module assesses the spelling error through the process of finding gaps in the string of letters.


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Spelling errors, Causes of spelling errors, Type of spelling error.