• iMeant – Smarter Corrections

    by  • November 6, 2011 • Projects • 1 Comment

    Don’t you hate it when you’re messaging someone and you make a typo? Or worse, when the autocorrect suggests something completely ridiculous or unwanted, but you’ve already sent the message to change it? Well, I do too. So I thought, why not correct your errors – even AFTER you’ve sent the message.

    My concept is iMeant. You can try out the demo by clicking this link.

    In theory, it is to be built on top of a messaging/conversation system. This is how it should work for instant messaging:

    1)Sender realizes error in first message.

    2)Sender sends corrected word with a * signifying correction.

    3)Sender’s messaging application recognizes that a correction has been sent and also what needs to be corrected

    4)Sender’s messaging application combines correction and previous message with error into one corrected message

    5)Receiver receives first message (the one with the error)

    6)Receiver receives second message (the correction)

    7)Receiver’s messaging application recognizes that a correction has been received and also what needs to be corrected

    8)Receiver’s messaging application combines correction and previous message with error into one corrected message

     

    and similarly it can be used online in websites where commenting is prevalent (such as Facebook). Instead of deleting a mistaken comment, users could easily correct* it.

     

    The purpose of this is to reduce errors in messages which cause confusion and clutter in a conversation.

    For example, in a general conversations, typos are corrected and shown like this:

    User 1: Hey, good mrnign

    User 1: morning*

    iMeant will know what is wrong in the sentence and correct it with the provided correction.

    User 1: Hey, good morning

     

    For better understanding, I suggest you try out the demo by clicking this link.

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    One Response to iMeant – Smarter Corrections

    1. Mak
      November 8, 2011 at 7:52 pm

      Love the idea, and the demo. Works perfectly… though i only spent about 2 minutes on it, but still.

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