Even Yehuda, Israel (PressExposure) March 03, 2009 -- More than 1.5 billion people around the world are using English as their Second Language (ESL). In today's interconnected world, the most universal means of written communication is English. Business people and students are required to write documents and emails and participate in chats (instant messaging) all in English in order to successfully execute their jobs and assignments. People with problematic English writing who can not communicate effectively may be left behind.
Ofer Chermesh is a one of Ghotitâs founders. He is both a dyslexic and has adopted English as a Second Language. The struggle of producing readable text is well known to him. âI have no doubt that the people who designed regular spell checkers did not have in mind people with really poor spelling. Regular spell checkers are targeting people with good spelling that occasionally make spelling mistakes, not bad spellers like myselfâ says Ofer Chermesh.
Regular spell checkers are designed to correct spelling mistakes that are relatively close to the correct spelling. In order to identify the correct spelling of a poorly spelled word, the context of the sentence needs to be analyzed. Ghotit offers novel patent-pending context spell checking technology tuned for people with bad spelling. Using these algorithms Ghotit can pick up and correct not only really bad spelled words but also misused words, words that are spelled correctly, but are written out of context.
As a solution designed by people with problematic English spelling, Ghotit has integrated into its spell checker unique features aimed to radically change the writing experience of bad spellers. Ghotit has integrated a dictionary service so that all suggested words are presented with their meanings. In addition, Ghotit has integrated a text-to-speech service so that the user can make sure that what he wrote is exactly what he intended to communicate.
Ghotit launched its Online Free Service on February 2008 and spent the past year optimizing Ghotit context-sensitive algorithms. It has a demonstrated around 95% successful correction of poorly spelled text. In February, 2009 Ghotit released its Microsoft Plug-in for Microsoft Word for Windows. Once the Ghotit Plug-in is downloaded, it is installed as an extension to Microsoft Word, providing an integrated user writing experience.
âGhotit spellchecker was designed for people like me, people who have completely lost their confidence in writing in English. With Ghotit, I now write confidently, continuing to misspell as I always have, but with the confidence that Ghotit is there with me to review my writing and offer the right correctionsâ says Ofer Chermesh.
Ghotit has demonstrated success for people with writing and reading difficulties such as people that use English as their Second Language (ESL) or Foreign Language (EFL), and English Language Learners (ELL) enabling them to move to main stream English Writing. Ghotit offers its services free to educational institutes worldwide.
About Ghotit- Ltd.
Ghotit was founded in 2007. Ghotitâs mission is to improve the overall quality of life of a person who has endured an ongoing battle with writing correctly in English. Ghotit is not a treatment for bad spelling. It's a set of services that assists adults and kids to overcome their writing and reading difficulties by helping to convert their poorly spelled writing to mainstream English.
For more information, visit http://www.ghotit.com