On Saturday 05 April 2003 04:11, Jan Bro wrote:

> I'm currently doing a select like statement. No problem with that. But as
> no human being is perfect ;-) the input
> provided by the user is sometimes full of typing mistakes like informatoin,
> or informatin instead of information.
> I hope you know what I'm think about. Google offers you an alternative if
> google thinks you misspelled.
> Now my question, what is an algorithm for finding out which input was
> actually meant? I know I'll have to split
> the string like first letter than last letter, than second first etc. Is
> there a better solution, like taking
> the middle? I've already put some thought in it, but I see no reason to
> reinvent the wheel again. Has anybody
> any better ideas? I'm open to solutions.

If you're going to be running on some *nix platform then have a look at the 
chapter on pspell.

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