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Google very confident of its spelling corrector

Bart [PersonRank 0]

Tuesday, February 16, 2010
12 years ago2,961 views

For one query atleast, Google does not seem to be asking "Did you mean?" at all or showing the top two results of the corrected query. Instead, it auto-corrects the query and shows results only for the auto-corrected query.

Let me know if it this auto spelling suggestion works for you too. Or, this is just an experiment. :)

Ianf [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Confirmed, it autocorrects, shows results for the autocorrected verison, and IN PARALLEL allows you to perform the search for the original, erronous query:

> how to add internationalization support. Search instead for
> how to add internationalizaton support

[First result for "internationalization" is, of course, "i18n"]

However, on subsequent retries, it goes with the uncorrected string, and only sez "Did you mean: ... corrected item?"

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Same here...

Cookie Lee [PersonRank 9]

12 years ago #

I'm a user in Taiwan, for me Google only showed 2 corrected results on the top.

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