New version with better coverage!

A new version of the system was deployed today! What you should see is a good deal more suggested corrections where the system did not flag errors before. If you’re interested in technical details: under the covers, our algorithm for finding good correction suggestions has changed substantially. We used to have some manually created heuristics…

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Latest bug fixes and preview of upcoming changes

After we deployed our new UI, we received some user feedback about truncated text passages when the Outlook plugin is used. It took us a while to figure out the details, but this problem should now be fixed. We also found some text rendering problems where the highlight and the actual text were out of…

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The ESL Assistant Has a New Look

The ESL Assistant, the MSR Natural Language Processing Group’s prototype proofing tool for people who write English as a second or foreign language, has been given a makeover. Visitors to the site at http://www.eslassistant.com will now see a page that looks something like this: The new user interface requires Microsoft Silverlightâ„¢. Visitors to the page are prompted to download…

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