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Google rolls outs AI grammar checker for G Suite users

Google's G Suite customers will see inline, contextual grammar suggestions in their documents as they type, just like spellcheck.

  • Published: February 27, 2019 1:38 PM IST
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US Internet giant Google has said its artificial intelligence (AI)-based grammar checker, corporate web tools and services are available for all users of G Suite, to help them improve writing.

Unlike standard spellcheck in Google Docs, Google applies Machine Learning technology to grammar checker as one of the AI tools that can let software understand complex grammar rules and identify any “tricky” grammatical errors by users in writing, Xinhua news agency reported.

“Using machine translation, we are able to recognize errors and suggest corrections as work is getting done,” G Suite product manager Vishnu Sivaji said in a statement on Tuesday.

He said that G Suite customers will see inline, contextual grammar suggestions in their documents as they type, just like spellcheck.

“If you’ve made a grammar mistake, a squiggly blue line will appear under the phrase as you write it,” Sivaji added.

He said Google has been working closely with language experts to decipher the rules for the machine translation model and used them as the foundation of automatic suggestions in Google Docs, which was all powered by AI.

Google grammar checker will be an extra tool for users to improve their writing alongside spellcheck, which was first introduced in Google Docs seven years ago.

  • Published Date: February 27, 2019 1:38 PM IST