# Series: Typo detection

## Typo Detection

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Typo detection

Typos There is nothing worse than when you spend hours, days (weeks?) writing something and then you revisit it and find it peppered with dumb, and seemingly inescapable, typos. It really bugs me: If I see those typos in somebody else’s work I automatically think, “sloppy”, and; No matter how […]

## Typo Detection Part II Other Writers

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Typo detection

I have been playing with something to try and detect annoying typos. It uses a natural language processor (at the moment I’m using Stanford Parser) to form a transition matrix for the Parts of Speech (POS) I use. For input data, I used my writing from this blog. At the end of […]

## Typo Detection Part III Comparing Matrices with the Vector Distance

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Typo detection

In the last typos detection post I worked out the POS transition matrices for 3 classic books, to serve as comparisons of exemplary writing to compare to my own matrix. What I have done now is done a bit of post-processing on those matrices to try and compare them. To be honest […]

## Typo Detection Part IV: Comparing Matrices with The Pearson coefficient.

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Typo detection

I cut the last post, where I was looking at ways to quantify the similarity between two matrices, I cut things short – the post was getting too long-winded and math-ey. This one might be a little too (we’ll see)…but hopefully, it’ll be short. I covered using the matrix norm for comparing my […]

## Typo Detection Part V: Comparing Matrices

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Typo detection

In the last couple of posts, I considered whether the Frobenius distance/norm or Pearson correlation coefficient were appropriate ways to compare my 4 POS transition matrices. Also, I have produced similarity matrices and scatter plots as more visual ways of trying to garner anything useful – I think the scatter GIFs are probably […]

## Typo Detection Part VI: End of the comparisons, for now

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Typo detection

So, I’ve spent a bit of time comparing my writing’s transition matrix with three classic authors – Hemingway, Baum and Darwin. This, really, was a little bit of an aside: Secretly, I was hoping some sort of magic formula would jump out to tell me how to write better. Unfortunately, if […]