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a software response that alters user input triggered by the mechanical deduction that the user has just made a mistake

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When should i do an autocorrection?

I am using the levenshtein distance to recognize keywords despite typos, but i am wondering until which value the typo is still a typo or should be considered a different word. I am only comparing the ...
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Would you rather have the system to auto correct invalid date input, or an error message saying you need to correct it?

What do you think would be the preferred way of handling invalid date input on a desktop GUI? Let's say the user needs to set a date range, e.g. for a search. And he sets the start date to 2018-06-...
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Are there any up-to-date works reporting how efficient word prediction and spelling correction systems are in terms of user experience?

I'm looking for both methods for measuring efficiency of such systems, and any empirical studies which I can use as an evidence to convince investors. For example: 25% of Android users use word ...
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How to suggest spellcheck corrections for search input?

When user types in an invalid phrase in the search field (e.g. with a typo), server suggest corrections of particular words. Unfortunately, it does not suggest full phrases - only corrections to ...
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iOS: auto-correction on email input fields

In the app I am developing there is an email login and I have added auto-correction to the email input text field. My thinking is that I have a text shortcut set up for @@ to be replaced by my email ...
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Auto capitalization of articles title

Should the first letter of an article's title be auto capitalized? For example, for submissions on a site like Stack Exchange or Yahoo Answers. Pro: Increased readability while scrolling through the ...
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Should the search be triggered once the user selects a value from the suggestions?

Our search box starts suggesting popular search queries to users as they start typing in their query. We also have the ability for the user to specify some options to search within some fields. At the ...
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Is opt-out a spell correction convention?

On iOS when you type a string of characters and the spell correction shows up, you need to actively cancel the suggestion if you don't want it. The same goes for a searching on Google and Yahoo which ...
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Should autocorrect include swear words out of the box?

Let's not hide it - it is just common language. Many people do call their friends "b * * * * * s" or "m * * * * rf * * * * rs", and there is no negative context to it. The iOS autocorrect feature ...
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Converting two character dates into four character dates

I have an application that converts the following invalid dates, with only two-character years into a valid date format automatically while the user's filling out the form: (NOTE: The application is ...
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When should auto-correction occur?

I was using MS Excel and a question arose concerning input auto-correction: when is the right time for it? Some context first: as I'm in France the comma (,) is used as decimal separator. Thus when I ...
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Auto capitalization of name input fields

Is it appropriate to add auto capitalization on input fields where the user has to add first or last name text?
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Why does mobile phone auto correct fail?

You know what happens when you type anything on a mobile device, it corrects your spelling to something you didn't want. But you don't realize it until you've sent the message, and then it's too late, ...
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Enabling spell check in the UI

We are building an application which will contain spell checking features for areas where users will enter input. We have already implemented the feature for our rich text editors, whereby spell ...
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