[Athen] FW: Introduction to Ginger Software's Automatic Text Correction Software

Teresa LW Haven thaven at hawaii.edu
Thu Jul 3 18:09:00 PDT 2008

Hello, folks. I'm sure many of you received this same email from Ginger
Software regarding their new correction software. If anyone who attends the
AHEAD conference also checks out this vendor, would you please share your
impressions/observations with me upon your return? On the one hand, it
sounds to me like a tool that would help a number of students that I work
with; on the other hand, it sounds almost too good to be true, especially
for use by college and grad-school students. Your feedback would therefore
be greatly appreciated, since I am unable to attend the conference myself.

Thanks in advance, and wishing folks a happy holiday (in the US, at least)
weekend, and safe travels.


Teresa Haven, Ph.D.
Access Technology Specialist
KOKUA Program
University of Hawai'i Manoa


From: Miki Feldman-Simon [mailto:mikif at gingersoftware.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 8:20 AM
To: thaven at hawaii.edu
Subject: Introduction to Ginger Software's Automatic Text Correction

Dear Teresa,

Ginger software has developed revolutionary software which uses context to
automatically correct text.

Ginger's breakthrough technology can automatically correct whole sentences
and most writing mistakes including, unusual spelling mistakes, misused
words, grammar errors and vocabulary. Our software will enable students with
language difficulties such as dyslexia to fulfill their true potential in
school, at home and in the work environment by finally being able to write
texts independently.

Today's writing tools (MS Word and others) offer a poor service to this
community, struggling with writing, providing automatic correction of < 20%
of their writing mistakes. These are some examples of the results you could
achieve by using Ginger in comparison to MS Word.

Student: I lick two pla artseid sed tom.
Ginger: I like to play outside said Tom.
MS-Word: I lick two pal arsenide seed tom.

Student: This is much wares than the other one
Ginger: This is much worse than the other one
MS-Word: This is many wares than the other one

Student: becals thay ea so fut.
Ginger: Because they are so fat.
MS-Word: becalms they ea so fut.

Student: My idle holiday wood bee on a Geak Iland were the
sea was clear blue and fild whith moultey coulerd fish and the sun givs just
anuf heat so it isnt cold but it isnt scorching hot
Ginger: My ideal holiday would be on a Greek Island where
the sea was clear blue and filled with multi colored fish and the sun gives
just enough heat so it isn't cold but it isn't scorching hot
MS-Word: My idle holiday wood bee on a Geake Inland were the sea
was clear blue and field with molten cooler fish and the sun gives just
annul heat so it isn't cold but it isn't scorching hot

Student: I live ner scul. I lik nater
Ginger: I live near schools. I like nature
MS-Word: I live nerd scull. I like natter

Ginger's revolutionary solution will automatically correct 95% of the
mistakes people with learning difficulties make, providing this community
with a life changing experience.

Ginger also offers a set of complementary tools that enable educators, and
parents to analyze and track students' progress. The system provides
detailed reports and analysis of most frequent mistakes at student / class /
school / district level.

We also have very valuable data to share with the research community - the
first large database of dyslexic people's writing mistakes, tagged with
user's age and the mistakes' source (analysis of common factors and
properties of the mistakes).

We will be exhibiting at the AHEAD conference and would like to set up a
time to meet there if you are available.

Looking forward to your reply,


Miki (Michal) Feldman-Simon

VP US Operations

Ginger Software

Cell: 1 617 230 6600

MikiF at gingersoftware.com


Ginger Software is dedicated to enabling people with learning difficulties
to dramatically improve their written communication.

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