Speller Challenge

Speller Challenge

Microsoft Research and Bing are sponsoring a best speller contest!

From the website:

  • Important Dates
  • January 17th 2011 Registration opens
  • May 27th 2011 Challenge ends at 11:59PM PDT
  • June 17th 2011 Winners Announced
  • July 1st 2011 Camera-ready workshop paper
  • July 2011 Workshop to present results

Goal of contest:

The goal of the Speller Challenge (the “Challenge”) is to build the best speller that proposes the most plausible spelling alternatives for each search query. Spellers are encouraged to take advantage of cloud computing and must be submitted to the Challenge in the form of REST-based Web Services. At the end of the challenge, the entry that you designate as your “primary entry” will be judged according to the evaluation measures described below to determine five (5) winners of the prizes described below.

Variant spellings seems like a natural application for topic maps.

Not by use of variant name, although that might work.

I was thinking more along the lines of associations.

I am curious how to model different sort orders for spellings for any single term.

Reasoning that presentation of spelling choices should vary depending on geographic location or similar data.

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