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  • Fuzzy matching — A matching technique which is used in programs when allowances have to be made for inaccuracies in spelling on the part of the learner. A good fuzzy-matching routine would enable a computer to recognise the learner's input of "sichiatriste" as "psychiatrist". This technique is incorporated into spelling checkers and Search Engines such as Google, and it can be useful in CALL programs where a broad interpretation of the user's input is necessary. See Matching, Partial Matching. See Section 1.2, Module 1.4, headed Interactivity.