Building ancient Spanish dictionaries for spell-checking of DL texts


Alejandro Bia (Miguel de Cervantes Digital Library, University of Alicante)

Manuel Sanchez Quero (Miguel de Cervantes Digital Library, University of Alicante)


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Being aware of the usefulness of spell-checkers on the correction of modern works, and lacking this facility for ancient texts, we decided to build dictionaries for ancient Spanish. This decision led to new problems and new questions. We have built a time-aware system of dictionaries that takes into account the temporal dynamics of language, to help solve the problem of ancient Spanish spell-checking. In this paper we present the problems we have found, the decisions we have made and the conclusions and results we arrived at.


Digital libraries, NLP resources, Dictionaries, Spell checking, Automatic learning

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