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Title: US5970492: Internet-based spelling checker dictionary system with automatic updating

Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Nielsen, Jakob; Atherton, CA

Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc., Palo Alto, CA
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Published / Filed: 1999-10-19 / 1998-08-25

Application Number: US1998000139890

IPC Code: Advanced: G06F 17/21; G06F 17/22; G06F 17/27;
IPC-7: G06F 17/30;

ECLA Code: G06F17/27D; G06F17/27C;

U.S. Class: Current: 001/001; 707/999.01; 715/257; 715/271;
Original: 707/010; 707/532; 707/533;

Field of Search: 707/002,8,10,103,104,532,533,5

Priority Number:
1998-08-25  US1998000139890
1996-01-30  US1996000593613

Abstract:     A dictionary system has a vendor computer and a plurality of client computers that communicate through the Internet. Each client computer has a word processor program with a spelling checker that utilizes a local main dictionary provided by the vendor and a local customized dictionary containing words added by the user. The vendor computer contains a dictionary of approved words, a database of misspelled words, and a database of requested words. When a user adds a new word to the local customized dictionary, an Internet request is sent to the vendor computer to add the new word to the dictionary of approved words. The user is notified by an Internet message from the vendor computer if the requested word is misspelled. The database of requested words from all users is reviewed periodically and utilized to update the approved dictionary. The updated dictionary is periodically released to the users as an upgrade to the local main dictionary. Users are compensated for the words that they contribute to the approved dictionary.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Beyer & Weaver, LLP ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Kulik, Paul V.;

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US1996000593613 1996-01-30    1999-02-23  Internet-based spelling checker dictionary system with automatic updating


       
Parent Case:     This is a Continuation application of prior application Ser. No. 08/593,613 filed on Jan. 30, 1996, now U.S. Pat. No. 5,875,443, the disclosure of which is incorporated herein by reference.

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What is claimed is:     1. A dictionary system for spelling checkers and word processing applications, said dictionary system comprising:
  • a spelling checking program for checking the spelling in computer text being processed by a first computer;
  • a first database of words for use with said spelling checking program, such that said spelling checking program causes said first computer to compare a word in computer text with words in said first database, and enables a user to add said word to said first database, and the addition of said word to said first database further causes said first computer to transmit said word through a communication mechanism to a second computer;
  • said second computer comprising:
    • a second database of words, and
    • a dictionary program which causes said second computer to receive said word transmitted from said first computer, and to compare said word with words in said second database, and enables said user to request the addition of said word to said second database.


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