Huang'19 presents paper on a new spell corrector
February 22, 2016
Yan (Bill) Huang, (class of ’19, future Math major and COS certificate earner), presented a paper entitled WNSpell: A WordNet-based Spell Corrector at the Eighth Global WordNet Conference in Bucharest, Romania, on January 30. Based on work done while he was still in High School and guided by Christiane Fellbaum, Bill’s paper describes a novel spell corrector that facilitates searching the WordNet database using both spelling and semantic features. The spell corrector significantly outperforms current context-free spell correctors.