WhiteSmoke Announces 4th Generation Grammar Engine

English Writing Software gets additional error detections, improved grammar algorithms, and increased analysis speed

WhiteSmoke, Inc. - Wilmington, DE. February 3rd, 2009 – Today WhiteSmoke released a new grammar engine for its world-leading English writing software. The 4th generation engine brings a wealth of improvements, including additional error detections, improvements to grammar algorithms, and faster server response times. The release pushes WhiteSmoke technology even further in the correction of English grammar and spelling, and intelligent suggestions on English writing style.

“The new grammar engine delivers on our goal to be the ‘first word’ in software for English writing. We are continuing to expand the net of WhiteSmoke’s detections and corrections, to the point where we now have an impressive, and unparalleled, feature set,” claims Liran Brenner, VP R&D at WhiteSmoke.


A new feature of the 4th generation grammar engine is the correction of “glued verbs”. A common error made by native and non-native speakers, WhiteSmoke now detects many glued verbs and separates them into their proper forms. For example, “I want to pickup [pick up] my luggage this afternoon.” Other changes include improvements to the subject-verb agreement algorithms, and new style corrections for informal writing. A wider range of run-on sentences are now detected and corrected accordingly, and further refinements have been made to the spell checking algorithm. The update is effective immediately for all WhiteSmoke users.


 “Our customers tell us, time and time again, that they want a grammar checker they can trust their writing with,” says Hilla Ovil-Brenner, WhiteSmoke CEO. “People want a program that will fix their grammar, punctuation, and spelling with minimal user interaction; they want to know that they can trust the corrections that are made.” Amit Greener, VP Marketing at WhiteSmoke, continues, “WhiteSmoke is providing writers everywhere with a tool that meets their needs – a tool that works with all text-based applications, and ensures a high standard of English, wherever they write.”


About WhiteSmoke
WhiteSmoke is a world-leading company in the field of English writing technologies, with products that enhance and correct grammar, spelling, and writing style. As well as a desktop application, WhiteSmoke makes its technologies available through various channels, such as a browser-based text editor, and specialized OEM versions designed for integration with 3rd party service providers.

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