Can spell checkers check context?

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Offline Eric A. Taylor

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Can spell checkers check context?
« on: 09/06/2010 05:36:41 »
I have terrible spelling. I use my spell checker all the time but sometimes, being dyslexic, I'll put in the wrong "corrected" word. What would it take for a spell checker to look at context. This would also help when using synonyms. Spell checkers don't have a clue if you say, "Give the people there money." or "Put the keys over their." or even, "The people you're looking for? Their over they're." (English is very confusing)

My word processing program can check grammar, why can't it check the context of the word I'm using to guess the correct spelling and proper use of synonyms?
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