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Find common spelling errors with Google

Is there an operator that can do this?

     

brandboerge

8:14 am on Aug 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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When you search for a phrase with a spelling error, Google will suggest the correct spelling. For instance, if you search for "inteligence", Google will ask "Did you mean 'intelligence'". So there must be some kind of a database where the correct spelling is attached to the frequent spelling mistakes.

Is it possible to do a reverse search in this database in order to find common spelling mistakes? Is there an operator that can do this?

Alex_TJ

2:24 pm on Aug 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi Brandboerge,
Well I remember the Google Britneigh Spears misspelt list, but nothing beyond that I'm afraid ...

jimbeetle

2:57 pm on Aug 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Google will suggest the correct spelling

Not always. It's actually kind of stupid in this respect and usually just returns oft searched variations -- even if you enter a correctly spelled word.

BeeDeeDubbleU

3:04 pm on Aug 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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You can use the spellchecker in MS Word for this. Find your default dictionary file and you get a ready made list courtesy of M$.

brandboerge

6:49 am on Aug 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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usually just returns oft searched variations

Yes, true. And that's the variations I want, and all of them, when I enter a correctly spelled word/phrase.

That Britney Spears list - [google.com...] - is exactly like what i am looking for. It would be unrealistic to expect search numbers, though...

The MS Word idea sounds good, but I couldn't get it to work - and I am more interested in spelling mistakes based on user behavior anyway...

Of course, it actually doesn't have to be Google, maybe there are other ways.

tedster

6:50 pm on Aug 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Searches on [common misspellings] and [common typos] turn up lots of resources already on the web. Of course, they're not compiled from Google's data -- but still they can be quite helpful.
 

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