Interview about our Office Proofing tools on a French-speaking teachers’ web site in Belgium

A Belgian association of French-speaking teachers interviewed me recently for their web site: they were interested in a few details about our spell- and grammar checkers, the future of these proofing tools, pedagogical implications, etc… We talked about the kinds of grammatical mistakes which the latest version of our French grammar checker is able to…

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Two recent interviews on our Office proofing tools

I was in Europe a few weeks ago to attend a Natural Language Processing (TALN) Conference in Belgium where I gave a speech on our latest French grammar and spelling checkers for Office. While I was there, I was interviewed by a journalist from La Libre Belgique, who was covering a televised spelling competition organized…

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The Microsoft Office 2003 French spell-checker vs. the OpenOffice speller

  A few weeks ago, Professor Jean Véronis, from the French University of Aix-en-Provence, carried out a comparison of the new Microsoft Office French spell-checker and the French speller included in the Google Toolbar (see here for a summary in English). Last week, he carried out a similar experiment to compare our new MS French…

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The new French spell-checker for Office 2003 and the spelling reform

[Cliquer ici pour la version française de ce billet]   Some people were asking us why the new French spell-checker which was made available to Office 2003 users with Service Pack 2 was no longer flagging a number of forms which were considered as mistakes in the previous speller. While it has to be made…

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Label de qualité pour le nouveau correcteur orthographique français d’Office 2003 – Quality label for the new French spell-checker for Office 2003

Le nouveau correcteur orthographique français de Microsoft Office 2003 a reçu récemment un label de qualité de l’association Orthographe Recommandée. Ses linguistes ont testé ce correcteur (désormais intégré au Service Pack 2 d’Office 2003) et ont pu constater qu’il respecte entièrement les recommandations de l’Académie française et des diverses autorités linguistiques en matière de rectifications…

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Nouveau correcteur orthographique français! ~ New French speller!

[English follows] Que vous soyez originaire du Maroc, du Congo, de Belgique, du Canada, de Suisse, de France ou de tout autre pays francophone, si vous aimez la langue française et si vous utilisez votre ordinateur pour écrire en français, ce qui suit va vous intéresser (et vous impressionner). Le 12 avril 2005, Microsoft a…

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