How weak is Microsoft Office Grammar...
August 23, 2008 12:09pm CST
try to type: "The girls eats the apple." it will underline green in some parts of the sentences. try to type: "The girl ate the apple."-correct, no underline try to type: "The apple ate the girl."-wrong, still no green or other underline this is because apple and girl are nouns, the syntax grammar for the two sentences includes two nouns... that's how unreliable microsoft office grammar is.
23 Aug 08
I agree. But then maybe the Microsoft office grammar is developed only to check the syntactical nature and not the semantics of the sentence. Anyways, humans have common sense and the proper knowledge about sentence structure already so we can handle the semantics. If we rely it all to the software, what is our worth?
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23 Aug 08
Yes but can you expect Microsoft to do that? If they do that early on then there will be less window of opportunity for improvement. Maybe a competitor can add it to their office application. It's business. The more they can show that they're improving the applications, the better for their business. That kind of mentality is for programmers or software developers, and I'm sure you're one or have a good background about it. Of course it's feasible, I remember one of us did that in our thesis subject. We also passed that kind of proposal, but then it was not accepted because it sounded stupid. Sad...