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As part of a broader study dealing with the conversion of documents into machine-readable form, a procedure for machine-assisted proofreading was developed and investigated. The proofreading function was assumed to include correction of spelling errors and standardization of spelling variants. The purpose here is to describe the general procedure, which was based on an experimental dictionary and various classification and processing algorithms, and to comment on the results of the investigation. A complete description of the larger study and its results appears in a final report.
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