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Spell Checking in PHP

Posted on 2004-08-16
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Hi!!
i need a code for spell checking using php, i have not done any thing like this before, i found a lot of information on net,, plus i also found a simple code, that i require,, but now i am having problem running it. i read some where that the pspell can only be used in linux environment. i dont have linux so i uploaded it to the server but still i am getting the error "Fatal error: Call to undefined function: pspell_new() in /home/discrete/public_html/kbase/spell.php".
this is the part of code i am using,,

      $misspelled = array();
      $suggestions = array();
      $original = $text;
      $words = preg_split ("/[\s,.]+/", $text);
      
      $pl = pspell_new ("en");
      
      foreach($words as $key=>$word)
      {
            $checkword = preg_replace("/[^A-z-']/", '', $word);
            if (!pspell_check ($pl, $checkword))
            {
                  $misspelled[$key] = $checkword;
                  $suggestions[$checkword] = pspell_suggest ($pl, $checkword);
            }
      }

can anyone help me,,,
its urgent
regards,,
      
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You probably just need to configure PHP with --with-pspell and recompile it. This is easy on *nix, but difficult on Windows. There are some comments on how to do it here:

http://www.php.net/pspell

I see that on Windows it's mapped to aspell, which I assume is a pspell workalike.
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thanks for the reply,,
i read that document and tried the code provided on te page but i am getting this message
"Warning: PSPELL couldn't open the dictionary. reason: No word lists can be found for the language "en". in C:\Apache2\htdocs\kbase\try.php on line 11"
the code is

<?php
  $str="This is a test for the spell checker function";      
  $ret = spellcheck($str);
  var_dump($ret);

function spellcheck ( $string )
{
   $words = preg_split('/[\W]+?/',$string);
   $misspelled = $return = array();
   
   pspell_config_create("en");
   $int = pspell_new("en");
   
   foreach ($words as $value)
   {
       if (!pspell_check($int, $value))
       {
           $misspelled[] = $value;
       }
   }
   foreach ($misspelled as $value)
   {
       $return[$value] = pspell_suggest($int, $value);
   }
   return $return;
}
?>
i guess the pspell extension is working because i am not getting any undefined function errors
so, now what :$
what am i doing wrong and what should i do to rectify this,,,
waiting for reply,,,
regards,,
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by:Marcus Bointon
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It just sounds like you have not installed the dictionaries where it expects to find them. The user notes have a comment about how and where to instal them - did you try that?
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by:SadafRasheed
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i have,,, well i think,,
when i have installed the two exe, one for aspell and other for the dictionary,,
when i run aspell from dos, it works fine,,, one thing i have to go to program files/aspell/bin,,, i doesnot pick the path automatically,, do i have to give the path of dictionary in the autoexec.bat or some thing like that???
also the main server where i'll finally have to run it is running linux,,, and i dont know the path of dictionary,, is there any method to get that info...

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by:Marcus Bointon
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Perhaps you should check this out, and perhaps some of the other docs on pspell?

http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.pspell-new-config.php
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I have installed pspell on my wamp2.4 and php5.4.16 on my windows server. I have enable dll in php.ini and also place in system32. When I run my php page I got fatal error "Fatal error: Call to undefined function pspell_new()  in php file".

Please suggest or let us know what will be missing to run file.
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sphinxsearch extension not working in my wamp2.4 and php5.4 (windows server). I have followed the all steps as mention in below link. Please let us know how to make it working.
http://www.codepursuit.com/?p=392
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