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Jazzy example source code file (

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Java - Jazzy tags/keywords

comparator, comparator, object, object, string, string, util, word, word

The Jazzy source code

Jazzy - a Java library for Spell Checking
Copyright (C) 2001 Mindaugas Idzelis
Full text of license can be found in LICENSE.txt

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public
License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
Lesser General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public
License along with this library; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA  02110-1301  USA
package com.swabunga.spell.engine;

import java.util.Comparator;

 * The Word object holds information for one suggested spelling.
 * It contains both the suggested word string and the distance cost, which represents how different the suggested
 * word is from the misspelling.
 *  <p>This class is now immutable.
 *  </p>
public class Word implements Comparator {
  private String word;
  private int score;

  public Word(String word, int score) {
    this.word = word;
    this.score = score;

  public Word() {
    this.word = "";
    this.score = 0;

   * Compares two words, mostly for the purpose of sorting words.
   * @param o1 the first word
   * @param o2 the second word
   * @return -1 if the first word is more similar to the mispelled word
   * <br>1 if the second word is more similar to the misspelled word
   * <br>0 if both words are equally similar
  public int compare(Object o1, Object o2) {
    if (((Word) o1).getCost() < ((Word) o2).getCost()) return -1;
    if (((Word) o1).getCost() == ((Word) o2).getCost()) return 0;
    return 1;

  public boolean equals(Object o) {
    if (o instanceof Word)  // added by bd
    return false;
   * gets suggested spelling
   * @return the actual text of the suggest spelling
  public String getWord() {
    return word;

   * sets suggested spelling
  public void setWord(String word) {
    this.word = word;

   * A cost measures how close a match this word was to the original word
   * @return 0 if an exact match. Higher numbers are worse matches.
   * @see EditDistance
  public int getCost() {
    return score;

   * returns the suggested spelling
  public String toString() {
    return word;

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