Let's try to enable the mixedWith release v5.7.0 we introduced an enhanced AI-based proofreading engine for English. It was built using modern approaches in Natural Language Processing (NLP). Unlike the classical rules or dictionary-based engines, it's based on the huge pre-trained language model. Its accuracy is at least 3 times better.

However, at the same time, there are some cons that should be taken into consideration:

  • It is available for general English. It doesn't distinguish dialects. Thus, offered as a separate language.
  • Suggestions can be unpredictable and there is no option to ignore a rule.
  • AI technology consumes more resources to provide the results. Its response time is longer compared to classical engines. Check the updated WebSpellChecker Server v5.7.0+ hardware requirements.
  • It is available only for modern products, such as the WProofreader add-on for rich text editors and API.
  • There are no types or differentiation by problem type (spelling, grammar, style, punctuation). All are combined in one. Later we will add types.

You can give it a try using one of the public demos on our website: https://webspellchecker.com/wsc-proofreader/

If you are using the server-based package of WebSpellChecker v5.7.0 and higher, then you have an AI engine included in the package.

AppServerX.xml
<Language Id="en_AI">
    <Alias>ai</Alias>
    <GrammarCheckProvider>neural</GrammarCheckProvider>
    <GrammarCheckProviderOptions>en</GrammarCheckProviderOptions>
    <!--<ThesaurusEnabled>true</ThesaurusEnabled>
    <SpellEngineOptions>
        <Locale>am</Locale>
        <SpellCheckProvider>ssce</SpellCheckProvider>
        <Dictionary FullPath="ssceam2.clx" >
            <ForSuggest>no</ForSuggest>
        </Dictionary>
        <Dictionary FullPath="ssceam2s.clx">
            <ForSuggest>yes</ForSuggest>
        </Dictionary>
        <Dictionary FullPath="keywords.clx"></Dictionary>
        <Dictionary FullPath="ssceam.tlx"></Dictionary>
    </SpellEngineOptions>-->
</Language>

AI-based engine as grammar provider for American English

You can enable an AI-based engine and use it as a grammar provider for one of the existing dialects, e.g. American English.

1. Stop AppServer before making any changes in AppServerX.xml.

2. Go to AppServerX.xml file and open it for editing.

3. Scroll down to the section with language tags. Locate the language tag <Language Id="en_US">...</Language> for American English.

The same approach can be used for any other available dialects of English, e.g. British or Canadian English.

AppServerX.xml
<Language Id="en_US">
    <Alias>en</Alias>
    <Alias>am</Alias>
    <GrammarCheckProviderOptions>en-US</GrammarCheckProviderOptions>
    <ThesaurusEnabled>true</ThesaurusEnabled>
    <SpellEngineOptions>
        <Locale>am</Locale>
        <SpellCheckProvider>ssce</SpellCheckProvider>
        <Dictionary FullPath="ssceam2.clx">
            <ForSuggest>no</ForSuggest>
        </Dictionary>
        <Dictionary FullPath="ssceam2s.clx">
            <ForSuggest>yes</ForSuggest>
        </Dictionary>
        <Dictionary FullPath="sscema2.clx"/>
        <Dictionary FullPath="keywords.clx"/>
        <Dictionary FullPath="ssceam.tlx"/>
    </SpellEngineOptions>
</Language>

4. Add an extra tag, <GrammarCheckProvider>neural</GrammarCheckProvider>, inside the language tag. The value should be neural.

AppServerX.xml
<Language Id="en_US">
    ...
    <GrammarCheckProviderOptions>en-US</GrammarCheckProviderOptions>
    <-- Enabling AI-based engine as a grammar check provider. -->
    <GrammarCheckProvider>neural</GrammarCheckProvider>
     ...
</Language>

5. Fix the default value inside <GrammarCheckProviderOptions>...</GrammarCheckProviderOptions> from en-US to en.

AppServerX.xml
<Language Id="en_US">
    ...
    <GrammarCheckProviderOptions>en</GrammarCheckProviderOptions>
    <-- Enabling AI-based engine as a grammar check provider. -->
    <GrammarCheckProvider>neural</GrammarCheckProvider>
    ...
</Language>

6. Start AppServer to apply changes.

Mixed grammar check provider: classical grammar check and AI-based engines

There is an option that also allows using two grammar checking engines at the same time. Though one engine suggestion will take precedence over the other.

Again, all the changes should be made in the AppServerX.xml file.

1. Stop AppServer before making any changes in AppServerX.xml.

2. Go to AppServerX.xml file and open it for editing.

3. Locate <GrammarCheckEngine>...</GrammarCheckEngine> tag. Inside this tag you will find <GrammarCheckProvider>...</GrammarCheckProvider> tag. Set the default value to mixed.

<GrammarCheckEngine>
    <!-- The grammar provider, can be one of langtool (default), atd, neural, mixed. -->
    <GrammarCheckProvider>mixed</GrammarCheckProvider>
    ...
</GrammarCheckEngine>

4. Uncomment <MixedProvider>...</MixedProvider> and inside <Providers>...</Providers>, specify neural,langtool separated by comma.

<GrammarCheckEngine>
    <!-- The grammar provider, can be one of langtool (default), atd, neural, mixed. -->
    <GrammarCheckProvider>mixed</GrammarCheckProvider>

    <MixedProvider>
        <Providers>neural,langtool</Providers>
        <!-- <CustomPrioritiesFile>CustomPriorities.xml</CustomPrioritiesFile> -->
    </MixedProvider>
    ...
</GrammarCheckEngine>

5. Now you can apply the mixed approauch with the grammar engines to one of the languages.

Let's try to enable the mixed engines for American English. for Scroll down to the section with language tags. Locate the language tag <Language Id="en_US">...</Language> for American English.

6. Add an extra tag, <GrammarCheckProvider>neural</GrammarCheckProvider>, inside the language tag. The value should be mixed.

AppServerX.xml
<Language Id="en_US">
    ...
    <GrammarCheckProviderOptions>en-US</GrammarCheckProviderOptions>
    <-- Enabling a few engines as grammar check providers. -->
    <GrammarCheckProvider>mixed</GrammarCheckProvider>
     ...
</Language>

7. Fix the default value inside <GrammarCheckProviderOptions>...</GrammarCheckProviderOptions> from en-US to en.

AppServerX.xml
<Language Id="en_US">
    ...
    <GrammarCheckProviderOptions>en</GrammarCheckProviderOptions>
    <-- Enabling a few engines as grammar check providers. -->
    <GrammarCheckProvider>mixed</GrammarCheckProvider>
    ...
</Language>

8. Save changes in AppServerX.xml file and start AppServer.

Now you will have the results generated by two engines as green underlines. 



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