Spell Check in ruby and rails using BOSSMan

Wrong English is an often problem while developing any website product as
it gives bad view to website user and thus does direct impact on product.

BOSSMan is a ruby gem that interacts with yahoo web service and provides a
simplest way to overcome such errors.


gem sources -a http://gems.github.com
gem install jpignata-bossman

Apply and get Application ID from yahoo developer network

URl https://developer.apps.yahoo.com/
Make sure to note it for reference

Usage in ruby app

require 'rubygems'
require 'bossman'
include BOSSMan
BOSSMan.application_id = "Your Application ID here"

Spelling Suggestions

text = BOSSMan::Search.spelling("gooogle")
=> #{"resultset_spell"=>[{"suggestion"=>"google"}], "responsecode"=>"200", "deephits"=>"1", "start"=>"0", "count"=>"1", "totalhits"=>"1"}}>

=> “google”

More sophisticated way of use –

1. Create a YML file containing list of kewords

2. Load YML file

3. Iterate YML hash to find out spell suggestions

Example: spelling.yml

1 keywords:
2 gooogle:
3 Barack Oabama:
4 Indian:
5 Latuur:

keywords = YAML.load_file('spelling.yml')['keywords'].keys

puts “Correction suggested”
keywords.each do |keyword|
text = BOSSMan::Search.spelling(keyword)
if defined? text.suggestion
puts “#{keyword} => #{text.suggestion}”


Correction suggested
gooogle => google
Barack Oabama => Barack Obama
Latuur => Latour

Analyze suggestions manually and make neccesary corrections..

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