Publication Date

Fall 12-2010

Degree Type

Master's Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science

First Advisor

Chris Pollett

Second Advisor

Robert Chun

Third Advisor

Mark Stamp


Many times, we can see that if we enter a misspelled search term in any of the search engines like Google, it will provide some help with "Did you mean:...." In my project, I am providing some suggestions for the wrong Japanese text entered by a user.

The Japanese language has three types of writing styles - hiragana, katakana and the most difficult, kanji. A single kanji symbol may be used to write one or more different compound words. From the point of view of the reader, kanji symbols are said to have one or more different "readings." Hence, sometimes it becomes very difficult to understand what the kanji symbols are and how to read them even if you know the Japanese language.There are different translation tools available nowadays that provide translation help. However, none of them provides any good suggestions for the incorrect Japanese words. In my project, I am developing a tool that will help users to correct their Japanese words by suggesting to them the correct word.