Sunday, June 11, 2006

Contextual Spellcheck

From the same team who brought you the red squiggles we all take for granted each and every day, Thierry Fontenelle, a Microsoft computational linguist, has posted a blog entry announcing brand spankin' new blue squiggles!

Blue squiggles are a new spellcheck feature in the new version of Microsoft Office that spots contextual language errors.

Pretty spiffy.

You can learn more about Office 2007 here, and even download a beta copy for free (yes, I conscientiously object to calling it the "2007 Microsoft Office system" for fear of not being taken seriously anymore).

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