Allan Kirsch

Allan Kirsch

Colonial Beach, VA (map)

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About Allan Kirsch

A highly advanced context-based typographical error detection system designed to handle very large business or educational websites containing complex terminology. Books, newsletters, movie scripts, product/service documentation can also be processed. This system has numerous features not found anywhere else on the Internet. Most people look for a content proofing service where they enter the URL for a website and press a button to get a report. An automated single pass system is fine for small simple websites. Large complex websites require a two pass approach. The results from the first pass is used to train this context-based system. This allows the final pass to provide more accurate results and is superior to a one pass system. This substantially reduces the amount of information that must be reviewed to determine what is correct vs. incorrect and is especially useful for reducing false positives.

This is a very mature system and it has already discovered and classified a vast number of U.S. English words It is believed that the dictionaries and knowledge base used by this system are one of the most comprehensive in the world today for U.S. English.

The truth is that if you were to pay for such a very inexpensive service and your website had significant content and SEO issues you would recoup your cost several times over. I have seen very embarrassing and reputation damaging typos on numerous occasions. One political candidate blogged about his "qualifactions" for governor. Another site misspells the word "management" several hundred times seriously impacting its search engine ranking. Another website business owner who works in a particular scientific field misspells it on the website creating a credibility issue and impacts the website's search engine ranking. Another website is littered with foul language in its forum section. Government websites littered with typos are used as educational resources for school children. The list goes on and on. You never know what typo monsters are lurking on your website or in your documentation until you check it.


Colonial Beach, VA 22443

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Question and answer

Q. What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

A. I use the Internet and Wikipedia when researching related topics. There aren't too many resources available because this is unique cutting-edge technology.

Q. Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.

A. Pricing needs to be discussed due to the large number of document sources and services provided.

Q. How did you get started doing this type of work?

A. I've always wanted to find a way for a computer to understand English and be able to eliminate useless information to find the gems that are important. Being able to handle imperfect content is the first step.

Q. What types of customers have you worked with?

A. Very large business and educational websites.
Product and service documentation sets.
Documentation containing complex terminology.
Large books and newsletter sets.
Identify what topics are trending in blogs and user forums.

Q. Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?

A. I just created a content index for 22 newsletter volumes.
My client said: "I don't know how you did this, but you just saved me a ton of work!" It was a comprehension index that included all the keyword topic phrases within the content.

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