Regarding development of a feature for Libreoffice Writer

Atri Sharma atri.jiit at
Tue Feb 28 01:20:57 PST 2012

Thanks Cedric.

So,basically,you mean that as many open source grammar checkers are
available,I should not persue my concept?
Actually,I talked to Kohei on IRC today and he seemed to like the idea.In
fact,he said he'll talk to you about it.

I was just going through the link you sent me.I think revamping the gallery
tool would be a great thing as I can see that I can use many
algorithms,techniques to build a fast and accurate system.We can design a
system that allows more user flexiblity and we can allow the user to define
more parameters for more accurate searching.The data can be stored in form
of trees(that would lead to a fast search) and we can use other techniques
for fast retrieval from various open sites.Later on,we can build an
interface to the system that allows easy connectivity to any new open
library.This will ensure continous addistion to our database.

Please let me know your thoughts about it.


On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 2:27 PM, Cedric Bosdonnat <cbosdonnat at>wrote:

> Hi Atri,
> On Tue, 2012-02-28 at 14:03 +0530, Atri Sharma wrote:
> > I went through LightProof,and I believe LightProof,in the motive for
> > being light,has a limited set of features.They are very useful,but not
> > complete(in my opinion).
> The idea of LightProof is to get results without false positives as we
> have with the usual grammar checkers.
> > I want to build a complete,'real' system that can actually understand
> > Grammer(sentence structures,grammatical categories etc).I understand
> > that will take a long time,but I assure you that,given enough time,I
> > should be able to design and implement the system.
> I don't think that is possible in the time frame of a Google Summer of
> Code. If you want to apply for GSoc, you should apply for something more
> reasonable.
> Your project should be an external (in the sense of not being part of
> LibreOffice core) tool / library. It's basically the same idea than
> other grammatical checkers... and I certainly don't want to mess up in
> that area as we already have several opensource ones.
> > Another thing,I was just wondering if I could put up a part of the
> > system as a project for GSoc?Or,if I could interface lightproof(with
> > some changes) as a project for GSoc?
> Once you have your project implemented as a separate tool / library,
> it's pretty easy to integrate it in LibreOffice. I don't think that
> would fit in a LibreOffice GSoc: integration is far too small and the
> whole thing is far too big.
> That being said, if you really want to hack on LibreOffice during the
> summer you can have a look at our GSoc ideas page here:
> I hope that helps,
> --
> Cedric
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