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Spell Corrector: Suggest corrected spelling text in pure PHP

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This class can be used to suggest the correct spelling of text similar to Google "Did you mean" but based on a pure PHP implementation of Peter Norvig correct spelling suggestion algorithm.

It takes a given word and returns a suggestion of the probable correct spelling of the word.

The class can build a dictionary with correctly spelled words from a training text document. The dictionary can be stored in a cache file by serializing the dictionary array.

A sample training text document can be obtained from Peter Norvig site.

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Google provides spelling suggestions to search keywords that seem misspelled.

There is already a PHP class that uses that Google search feature to suggest corrections to given text strings that may be misspelled.

This class provides a a similar solution to Google "Did you mean" to suggest the correct spelling of words. It uses pure PHP code and does not require accessing remote site.

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This class was writen by Felipe Ribeiro <> using the concepts of Peter Norvig available at To use this class, you should first download a sample text to be used as dictionary at: then just do: <?php include 'SpellCorrector.php'; echo SpellCorrector::correct('octabr'); //it will output *october* ?>

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