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Did you mean feature with Apache Lucene Spell-Checker

package com.javacodegeeks.lucene.spellcheck;
import java.io.File;
import org.apache.lucene.search.spell.PlainTextDictionary;
import org.apache.lucene.search.spell.SpellChecker;
import org.apache.lucene.store.Directory;
import org.apache.lucene.store.FSDirectory;
public class SimpleSuggestionService {
    public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {


  File dir = new File("c:/spellchecker/");


  Directory directory = FSDirectory.open(dir);


  SpellChecker spellChecker = new SpellChecker(directory);



 new PlainTextDictionary(new File("c:/fulldictionary00.txt")));


  String wordForSuggestions = "hwllo";


  int suggestionsNumber = 5;

  String[] suggestions = spellChecker.

suggestSimilar(wordForSuggestions, suggestionsNumber);

  if (suggestions!=null && suggestions.length>0) {

for (String word : suggestions) {

    System.out.println("Did you mean:" + word);



  else {

System.out.println("No suggestions found for word:"+wordForSuggestions);



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