Python - Spelling Check

Neha Kumawat

5 months ago

Python Spelling Check | Insideaiml
Python Spelling Check | Insideaiml
Checking of spelling is a basic requirement in any text processing or analysis. The python package pyspellchecker provides us with this feature to find the words that may have been miss spelt and also suggest possible corrections.
First, we need to install the required package using the following command in our python environment.
 pip install pyspellchecker 
Now we see below how the package is used to point out the wrongly spelt words as well as make some suggestions about possible correct words.

from spellchecker import SpellChecker

spell = SpellChecker()

# find those words that may be misspelled
misspelled = spell.unknown(['let', 'us', 'wlak','on','the','groun'])

for word in misspelled:
    # Get the one `most likely` answer
    print(spell.correction(word))

    # Get a list of `likely` options
    print(spell.candidates(word))

When we run the above program we get the following output
group
{'group', 'ground', 'groan', 'grout', 'grown', 'groin'}
walk
{'flak', 'weak', 'walk'}

Case Sensitive

If we use Let in place of the let then this becomes a case sensitive comparison of the word with the closest matched words in the dictionary and the result looks different now.

from spellchecker import SpellChecker

spell = SpellChecker()

# find those words that may be misspelled
misspelled = spell.unknown(['Let', 'us', 'wlak','on','the','groun'])

for word in misspelled:
    # Get the one `most likely` answer
    print(spell.correction(word))

    # Get a list of `likely` options
    print(spell.candidates(word))

When we run the above program we get the following output
group
{'groin', 'ground', 'groan', 'group', 'grown', 'grout'}
walk
{'walk', 'flak', 'weak'}
get
{'aet', 'ret', 'get', 'cet', 'bet', 'vet', 'pet', 'wet', 'let', 'yet', 'det', 'het', 'set', 'et', 'jet', 'tet', 'met', 'fet', 'net'}
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