Developing an Open source Spell-checker for Gıkuyu

Chege K, Wagacha P, Pauw GD, Muchemi L, Ng’ang’a W. "Developing an Open source Spell-checker for Gıkuyu.". 2010.


Abstract In this paper, we describe the development of an open source spell checker for
Gıkuyu, using the Hunspell language tools. We explore the morphology of Gıkuyu and
highlight the inflection of various parts of speech, including verbs, nouns, and adjectives. In
Hunspell, surface words are realized as a set of continuation classes, with each class
providing a morpheme with a specific function. In addition, circumfixation, which is prevalent
in Gıkuyu, is implemented. Hunspell also provides for word suggestion, using character

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