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Is pruning of spelling dictionaries, like in “A Note On Undetected Typing Errors” James L. Peterson (1986), have only of historical interest today?

Dear colleagues, as I realized from 9-10 and 12 pages Chapter B Spelling Correction and the Noisy Channel (Draft of October 2, 2019) pruning of spelling dictionary for better spellchecking, like in "A ...
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Slip of the tongue

Just now, I had a slip of the tongue which resulted in a silly grammatical error. I said "if I had, I would not commented on it". I added "have" afterwards. My question is "do natives make such ...
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Is there a way to refer to the semantic similarity-based counterpart to *eggcorn*?

Is there a way to refer to the only-semantic-similarity-based counterpart to eggcorn, which is phonetic similarity-based by definition? Not a hypercorrection, just that thing when you remember ...
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Which types of errors are there in a human language? [closed]

A typo is a term used to refer to a situation when one (accidentally) mistypes a word or expression leading to a word or expression which is not the "expected" one, which may also be respectively an ...
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Error of word frequency [closed]

I have created a database of lyrics with some 10000 songs and did a word frequency analysis to find the most common words. Next, i sorted the corpus according to the publication date and measured the ...
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Is there a term for errors by native speakers?

I'm not talking about dialectal terms. Say that someone consistently uses a dialect of English fluently but, for whatever reason, says something that native speakers wouldn't normally say. This came ...
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native speaker error rates

I am a native speaker of English, but I make (and notice others make) English mistakes all of the time; I change negative to positive and vice versa, I switch "he" and "she", I make spoonerisms, I ...
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How should grammatical errors be treated in parsing and tokenisation?

I'm writing a tokenizer/parser thing to parse & diagram a bunch of sentences gathered from ordinary language use. Most of it parses just fine by following rules, but from time to time there are ...
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Do native speakers of different languages make different mistakes in English?

Do native speakers of different languages make different mistakes when speaking in English? For example, do native speakers of Japanese make different mistakes than native speakers of Russian when ...
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Do these errors affect how native speakers understand these sentences?

I'm working on a research concerning error analysis. I want to ask whether these errors would affect what meaning a native speaker will interpret these sentences as conveying? In magic realism it’s ...