Next in Line! Analyzing Sequential Data Using a Markov Chain Approach

Busy or tired while texting a friend? You most likely have experienced making a glaring mistake at least once. After receiving lots of laughing emojis you recheck what you just sent: “I’m getting Pringles tonight!” turned into “I’m getting pregnant tonight!” Oops… But even though automated spelling correction - or “autocorrect”, as it’s more widely known - can result in quite hilarious or downright embarrassing moments, it usually helps us to type faster. Based on the context of other words in the message and the first letters typed, our mobile phones attempt to predict which word is being typed next. This function is built on the notion of mathematical Markov chains. Based on its most recen

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