Microsoft Research in partnership with Bing launched the "Speller Challenge" with a goal to "develop a spelling alteration system suitable for large-scale statistical data mining-based web search."
Do you have what it takes to build the best speller? Enter the Speller Challenge by developing a speller that generates the most plausible spelling alternatives for a search query.
In doing so, you can:
Try out your speller using real world data;
See how it compares to the rest of the community's spellers;
Be eligible to win a cash prize.
Microsoft's offering a sample dataset for developers and researchers to use, a similar dataset will be used to test the effectiveness of the spelling alteration engine.
There will be five winners with the first prize winner getting $10,000.
More Info: Registration
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