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Hi *,

On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 5:40 AM, Jon Hamkins <hamkins@alumni.caltech.edu> wrote:
On 04/06/2011 04:54 AM, toki wrote:

There are roughly one billion words in the English language. You could
have a LibO spell checker that contains each of those words.

Actually, there are only about one million English words in English, and
that's including the 500,000 or so scientific words.

http://hypertextbook.com/facts/2001/JohnnyLing.shtml

Note that a spell checker doesn't just need to list the words, but
needs to know all forms of the words (plural form, genitive form,
different times,....) And of course rarely it is also wiser to not
accept a word if it is likely that it was not the intended one (but
then this overlaps with the functionality of a grammar checker)

ciao
Christian

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