Method for spell-checking location-bound words within a document

  • US 7,681,126 B2
  • Filed: 10/23/2007
  • Issued: 03/16/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/24/2006
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A computer-implemented method for spell-checking location-bound words contained in a geographic information system (GIS) map, database, or document, each location-bound word having a location corresponding to a real-world geographic location, each location being predetermined in a GIS map, database, or document and having an associated geometry, the method comprising the steps of:

  • providing a locationary comprising a plurality of words, each locationary word having a spelling, and, for each locationary word, a corresponding geographic location and geometry within which the provided spelling of the locationary word is predetermined to be correctly spelled;

    for each location-bound word being spell-checked, retrieving the location and geometry of the location-bound word from the GIS map or a layer of the GIS map, and identifying one or more locationary words whose location and geometry within which the provided spelling is correctly spelled has a predefined spatial relationship to the retrieved location and geometry of the location-bound word; and

    for each location-bound word being spell-checked, comparing a spelling of the location-bound word being spell-checked to the spelling of the identified locationary words to determine if the location-bound word being spell-checked is correctly spelled.

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