Ghotit offers the most powerful English spelling and grammar checker for people with dyslexia, dysgraphia and other writing difficulties.
Ghotit solutions offer a wide range of services that can assist a user in his reading and writing.
- A user who struggles with his typing can be assisted with the Ghotit’s Word Prediction service to increase his writing pace.
- A user who produces text with many spelling and grammar errors can utilize Ghotit’s Text correction service to produce error-free text.
- A user who needs to validate that his text is correct before sending it can run the Ghotit Proofreader service, to ensure that what he wrote is what he intended to communicate.
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- Severe Spelling Error Correction
Ghotit analyzes written text and offers the following text error recommendations and services:
- Misused, Confused Word Correction
Ever spell a word that was recognized as a correctly spelled word, only to find out later that you wrote the wrong word? If so, Ghotit Misused Words service, identifies such errors based on the context of the sentence, and warns you while you are writing the text.
- Grammar Checker
Unique grammar correction algorithms, making sure that also the grammar and punctuation is correct.
- Split & Merge Words Correction
Ghotit makes sure that you do not mistakenly split or merge words incorrectly.
- Self Learning Algorithms
Advanced spell checking algorithms, taking into account that the written text spelling can be way-off from the correct word spelling.
- Ghotit word prediction
Assists in the writing of kids and adults who struggle with writing correctly, as it enables them to write correctly with fewer keystrokes.
- Integrated Text to Speech
Reads the corrected word and meanings out loud.
- Integrated Dictionary
Displays the meaning of each predicted word (including an example sentence with the predicted word).
Ghotit Designed by Dyslexics for Dyslexics
My name is Ofer Chermesh and I am one of Ghotit founders.
I always struggled with writing and reading. When I was 10 years old I was diagnosed as a dyslexic.
The fact that I was diagnosed as a dyslexic gave me some benefits in school such as oral exams and extended exam time, but exams are only a small part in the learning and grading process. Although all my teachers knew about my dyslexia, teachers that received written work for me had a real problem grading my work.
I encountered these same problems throughout elementary school, high school and university. The problem became even more severe when I started working. In the real working world there are no “discounts”. People pay you a salary to get the job done. If the job includes writing then if you are a dyslexic then you have a real handicap. You write much slower, you need to ask favours from colleagues to review your spelling, and at the end of the day you simply write with errors.
My problem became severe when I started working in a high tech environment were the number one communication means is writing. I tried to eliminate my need to write as much as possible. I used the phone and face to face meetings more than anybody else. Using those techniques reduced but did not eliminate my need to write on a daily basis. I had to write e-mails and different documents. Due to the fact that writing was difficult for me I tried to keep my writing as short as possible and used a very limited vocabulary of words I know how to write correctly. Even the use of a very limited vocabulary was problematic for me and I had countless embarrassing spelling mistakes. To sum it up, my dyslexia became a real challenge to overcome at work.
Creating an assisitive technology that can help dyslexics like me in both school and work was the guidelines in creating and designing Ghotit. Only a true dyslexic can understand the pains of a dyslexic and translate these pains to an effective solution targeting dyslexics. Ghotit is continuously improving and being assisted by the dyslexic community. Any inputs regarding the Ghotit solution would be much appreciated.
I hope you will find Ghotit useful to you as it is for me.
Intelligent Contextual Spell Checker
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Ghotit offers a unique context spell checker.
Ordinary spell checkers do not take into account the context of the sentence the word is being used.
The context of a sentence can be leveraged to assist in the following:
Severe Spelling Error Correction
In the world of spell checking, the degree of how badly a word is misspelled is measured by the editing distance of the misspelled word to the intended word. The trade off is as follows: the longer the editing distance, the longer the list of candidate words that will be offered. Since ordinary spell checkers cannot properly grade the long list of alternatives, this long list is seen as adding “noise” to the spell checking algorithm. Ordinary spell checkers are tuned for people with mild spelling and typing mistakes, and therefore prefer to offer a relatively short editing distance in order to minimise the list of candidate words.
Here context spell checking algorithms come to play. Once an effective context spell checking is introduced, a larger editing distance can be introduced, since the spell checker can leverage the context of the sentence to optimise the suggested word list and remove the unwanted, out-of-context words.
Ghotit has developed an innovative context spell checker which is optimised for people with dyslexia, dysgraphia and other learning disabilities. Ghotit can leverage its context spelling engine to produce an internal long list of candidate words by defining a long editing distance, but then reduce this list and present to the user only the words that make sense in the context of the specific written sentence. High performance techniques were introduced in order to ensure that Ghotit’s context sensitive analysis does not affect user experience and does not introduce spell checking result delays.
" Ghotit is the best thing anybody did for us people who have Dyslexia. It gives me hope to write and be confident that the person who reads does understand what I wrote about… Being an advocate for equal rights and access to education for Dyslexic people, I very strongly recommend Ghotit. Well done guys! You Ghotit!"
Kai Fromme Dyslexic, New Zealand
Misused, Confused Word Correction
Ordinary spell checkers either do not or provide very limited identification of misused words. If a spell checker does not have or has very simplistic context spellchecking algorithms, then it simply can not identify misused words. Without appropriate context knowledge, the spell checker does not have any information to provide for a misused word, and will leave such words as unmarked. In such situations, the writer will not even know that he has errors in his writing. Ghotit context spell checking algorithms have been targeted to effectively identify misused words. A word that is spelled correctly, but has been identified as a misused word according to the words’ sentence, will be marked as such, with a candidate list of words based on the exact context of the word.
Ghotit performs grammar and punctuation corrections. The corrections are performed using both grammar rules definitions and contextual spell checking algorithms that analyze the correct grammatical intention of the sentence based on the context of the sentence.
Split & Merge Words Correction
Many times users accidentally or not knowingly split words (e.g. “birth day” instead of “birthday”) or merge words (“oneday” instead of “one day”). Ghotit detects these errors and makes the appropriate suggestions.
Self Learning Algorithms
Ghotit is the only spell checker that actually learns from the input the user enters.This patented technology, enables a user to run the Ghotit spell checker, and after the user provides some inputs the user may request to re-run the Ghotit spell checker to receive more optimized results.
Ghotit Intelligent Word Prediction
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Ghotit Word prediction is a feature in the Ghotit Real Writer for Microsoft Windows and helps a user in his writing by “predicting” a word the user intended to type. Predictions are based on spelling, context, grammar, syntax, and frequently/recently used words. The word prediction feature assists in the writing of kids and adults who struggle with writing correctly, as it enables them to write correctly with fewer keystrokes.
Ghotit’s word prediction provides highly accurate predictions, specifically when the writer is dyslexic or dysgraphic.
Integrated Text to Speech
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Ghotit’s main objective is to enable bad spellers to write with confidence. Using Ghotit’s integrated Text-To-Speech features, users can have their written text read out loud to them. The users can then act as their own gatekeepers to ensure that what they have written is exactly what they intended to communicate. Ghotit has integrated the Text-To-Speech feature to different options of the Ghotit spell checker, including:
If you are a really bad speller then you usually have not only problems in writing but also in identifying a correct word from a list of words. Ordinary spell checkers offer you a list of candidate words. But if you are a bad speller, then you do not know for sure which word is the correct one. You need assistance in selecting the correct word. In order to overcome this hurdle, Ghotit has integrated its context spelling services with a dictionary, providing for each suggested word its meaning/s. This additional information provides the effective information for a bad speller to select the correct word from the suggested words list.
PC: Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10 with full support for both 32 and 64-bit systems
MAC: OS X starting from 10.7 up to 10.11 (Capitan)
Ghotit Real Writer & Reader 5 software require an Internet connection
Ghotit Real Writer & Reader 5 for Windows / Mac only requires an Internet connection for download, thereafter it works completely offline and does not require an Internet connection.
Ghotit is an external link and Ghotit Monthly Subscription Service do require Internet for spelling and grammar; all other features are working offline.
School ordering of single and site licence packs:
Organisations should fax a purchase order to East West (039017 8931) rather than use the online ordering system. Please state clearly whether a licence or single user is for PC or MAC. Schools, hospitals and other government bodies will then be sent an electronic invoice along with the download codes and licence numbers.