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Find out if the National Institute of the Korean Language Spell Checker exists

Find out if the National Institute of the Korean Language Spell Checker exists


1. Hangul, ready to leap forward as a global language

King Sejong the Great invented Hangeul as the fourth king of the Joseon Dynasty. Although he accomplished many achievements such as the development of science, revolution in agricultural technology, and welfare system for the common people, it would be a great development in the history of Korea to create Hangeul so that we can write down what we think and say to this day. In fact, since the creation of Hangeul, people who cannot read can read and no longer rely on difficult Chinese characters. Nevertheless, about 4% of words still present in Korea have their meanings or meanings derived from Chinese characters. Therefore, in Korea, many efforts are being made to use pure Korean.

It can be said that there are more people who write and speak Hangul around the world than you think. About 5 million people use Hangeul, including 2 million Koreans, 500 million North Koreans, and Koreans living in other countries. Due to the craze of the Korean Wave, more and more people are interested in the Korean language, and Hangeul is not just a script used by Koreans, but is ready to be used by people all over the world.

There are institutions that continue that tradition like 'Jiphyeonjeon', an institution that studied together with King Sejong for the creation of Hangeul. That is the National Institute of the Korean Language that I want to talk about today.


2. Does the National Institute of the Korean Language Spell Checker exist?

According to the announcement by the National Institute of the Korean Language, there is no spelling checker officially developed or manufactured by the National Institute of the Korean Language. However, there was a time when a separate guide was provided to make it easier to access or use the spell checker made by other organizations, but it is said that the service that provides guidance has disappeared due to misunderstandings large and small. If you search for 'National Institute of the Korean Language Spell Checker' on Google and Naver, you will find the most popular and most visible webpages in one place. This web page that provides a spell checker service is presumed to be a web page guided by the National Institute of the Korean Language.

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This spell checker is a service created in collaboration with Pusan ​​National University and a company called Nara Infotech. Considering that individuals and students can use it for free, you can use it without any problem. Those of you reading this may be able to write well, but sometimes you need to check your spelling. Whether you need to write a résumé for a job, write a letter to your parents, or write a blog post, use the correct spelling to make it easier for readers to read. Here's how to use this spell checker.

3. Easy to use spell checker for everyone

How to use is really simple. Copy and paste the sentence you want to check in a place that looks like a notepad, or directly type the sentence you want to check after pressing the mouse cursor on the notepad. After that, if you click the Inspect button surrounded by a blue box, you will see the following screen.

(Please note that the above sentence was written as soon as I remembered it.)


Let's take a quick look at the screen divided into two. The left part is the part I typed, the right part is the text to be corrected and a brief explanation below it. Then comes another example of the modifications. What surprised me a little about this spell checker is that there are many spell checkers that usually correct mistakes, but this checker also explains other things. We do not only correct temporary spelling mistakes, but also help users to avoid making mistakes again in the future. Below is a picture of how to use that spell checker. If there is any confusion when using it, please refer to it.


4. Spell checkers that exist on other websites

Spell checkers are located on various websites in addition to the ones listed above. They are often found on job postings and job search websites. Today, we can easily find Naver, Job Korea, and Incruit, but let's take a look at the functions of the spell checker on each website and how to use them. We will compare and analyze which spelling checker is more convenient to use by putting the same sentence in each model.


(1) Naver Spell Checker

The simplest way to check is the Naver Spell Checker. The screen on the left is what I typed, and the screen on the right is the screen after proofreading. The feature is that the number of characters can be corrected up to 500 characters, and the entire corrected paragraph is set to be copied. It can be said that it is characterized by being able to easily edit simple sentences rather than proofreading resumes or letters.


(2) Incruit spell checker


If Naver Spell Checker focused on spacing, Incruit corrected it with expressions that can be used in general as well as spacing. The 'because of the reason' I wrote also makes sense, but the robot seems to have judged that 'because of the reason' is better as an expression to include in my resume. If you click 'Check Spelling' after typing, the number of errors is clearly displayed as shown in the upper right corner. Since a resume is usually over 2,000 characters, it is characterized by being able to contain more than the 500 characters of Naver Spell Checker above.


(3) Job Korea Spell Checker



The most distinctive feature of JobKorea Spell Checker is the 'Help' section. Just like when we first looked at the spell checker, it contains three pieces of information: misspelled words, alternative words, and help information. I decided that it would be better to replace the expression 'if not' that I wrote with the expressions 'if not' and 'if not'. A new fact is that 'case' was influenced by Japanese and was widely used in Korean. After that, click the Apply Batch button on the right to complete the application.

5. Concluding...

Korean and Hangul are different. We used Korean even when there was no Korean language. Of course, the Korean language before Hangeul was invented may be quite different from what it is today. The important thing is that through the creation of Hangeul, we were able to learn Korean systematically and write down our thoughts in writing. That's why our character, Hangul, is precious. Efforts to preserve Hangeul have been continued for a long time. From the precious people who studied our language during the Japanese colonial period, and those who tried to protect our language despite oppression, to the present day, the National Institute of the Korean Language continues its legacy. Now is not the time to lose 'Hangul' by other countries. However, we should be grateful for the fact that we can know the preciousness of Hangeul ourselves and write our thoughts down. We look forward to seeing you again with better information. thank you.