This is the home page for An Gramadóir, an open source grammar checking engine. It is intended as a platform for the development of sophisticated natural language processing tools for languages with limited computational resources. It is currently implemented for the Irish language (Gaeilge); upon its release in 2003 this was, to the best of my knowledge, the first grammar checker developed for any minority language. Ports have been attempted for Afrikaans, Akan, Cornish, Esperanto, French, Hiligaynon, Icelandic, Igbo, Languedocien, Scottish Gaelic, Samoan, Tagalog, Walloon, and Welsh; see the Developers' Guide for more information on porting.

When I first created An Gramadóir, the only meaning of the Irish word gramadóir was “grammarian” or “grammar expert”. In recent years, it has taken on the additional meaning of a (generic) grammar checker; I don't know if I had any influence on this terminological choice! If you're curious about the pronounciation, you can now listen to the word as it's pronounced by (an older version of) the wonderful Irish speech synthesizer



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