A Brief Account of Spell Checking as Developed by Houghton Mifflin Company
Howard Webber describes the developments in the dictionary industry that drove the need to document American English as it was actually written and how the computerization of dictionary development led to increasingly sophisticated and complex applications to analyze and interpret language.
Computer History Museum
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Brown Corpus; Electronic Book Technologies, Inc; Houghton Mifflin; Inso; Kučera, Dr. Henry; Language Systems, Inc; Spell checking
Information Technology Corporate Histories Collection
Courtesy of Howard Webber