Misspelling Generator

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by Linda Hilfling and Erik Borra

add-on website: http://misspelling-generator.org/

The Misspelling Generator is intervening within the Google search engine. Whenever the extension is enabled, each query typed in the Google search box will generate misspellings, then query Google for each of these misspellings, and finally rank them by number of returns. This all happens in the background – as a user, you will not notice it.Once the extension has done all deviations of the query (typically after 1 to 4 seconds, depending on the length of the query), it will insert the misspellings above the normal Google results – similar to Google’s “Did you mean:”, but now with “Have you tried:” instead.

December 16th, 2008

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