A terrbile spell checker written in Go.
Since I've never really done anything in Go, I’ve decided to create a simple spell check. So I went to (https://github.com/dwyl/english-words/)[https://github.com/dwyl/english-words/] and Got a bunch of words as a dictionary (words.txt).
After that I wrote some Go code to check if a given word was present in the dictionary, and if it’s not, gather the 3 more similar words and return as suggestions. The first time I wrote a similar code, in python, I used the euclidean distance and edit distance. This time around, however, I only check letter for letter and giver a plus 1 if they are different.
After that, I went to (Lists of common misspellings/For machines)[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Lists_of_common_misspellings/For_machines] and tested my spell check against it with a little bash script I wrote.
It was a nice little project I did just so I don't get too rust while I'm on college vacation.
Just call the the goSpellcheck.go file passing a word as parameter.
go run goSpellcheck.go word
The spell checker got 1185 from 4278 words, around 27,7%.
You can take a look at the code here