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Does spell-checking software need a warning label?

Galletta, DF and Durcikova, A and Everard, A and Jones, BM (2005) Does spell-checking software need a warning label? Communications of the ACM, 48 (7). 82 - 86. ISSN 0001-0782

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The problems faced by the users in the language-checking software are discussed. There are false negatives, where the language-checking software fails to detect true errors, and false positives, where the software detects problems that are not errors. False negatives are troublesome because they might allow users to overlook problems that could be obvious to the human reader. False positives are also troublesome, although this issue has not been studied extensively in a usage context. The level of trust that users attribute to language-checking software may not always commensurate with the software's ability to do the job without errors.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Durcikova, A
Everard, A
Jones, BM
Date: 1 July 2005
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Communications of the ACM
Volume: 48
Number: 7
Page Range: 82 - 86
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1145/1070838.1070841
Schools and Programs: College of Business Administration > Business Administration
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0001-0782
Article Type: Review
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2012 15:42
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 15:55


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