Grammarly

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Grammarly
Grammarly logo.svg
Original author(s)Alex Shevchenko, Max Lytvyn, and Dmytro Lider[1][2]
Developer(s)Grammarly, Inc.
Initial release1 July 2009; 10 years ago (2009-07-01)[3]
TypeOnline text editor with grammar checker, spell checker, and plagiarism detection
LicenseProprietary
Alexa rankIncrease 263 (September 2019)[4]
Websitewww.grammarly.com

Grammarly is a Ukrainian technology company that develops a digital writing tool using artificial intelligence and natural language processing.[5] Through machine learning and deep learning algorithms,[6] Grammarly’s product offers grammar checking, spell checking, and plagiarism detection services[7][8][9] along with suggestions about writing clarity, concision, vocabulary, delivery style, and tone.[10][11] The software was first released in July 2009. Grammarly is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in Kyiv, New York City, and Vancouver.[12][13]

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Grammarly automatically detects potential grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice, and style mistakes in writing, following common linguistic prescription. Algorithms flag potential issues in the text and suggest context-specific corrections for grammar, spelling, wordiness, style, punctuation, and plagiarism. It is available as a web or desktop editor, as a browser extension for Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge, and as an app for both iOS and Android.[14] Premium service is available for a monthly or annual payment.[15] The company also offers an enterprise tool called Grammarly Business.[16]

It was developed in 2009 by Ukrainians Alex Shevchenko, Max Lytvyn, and Dmytro Lider.[1][2] The backend grammar engine is written in Common Lisp.[17] The app is owned by Grammarly, Inc., of San Francisco, California.[18]

In May 2017, the company raised $110 million in its first round of funding.[19] In October 2019, the company raised $90 million in a second round, at a valuation of more than $1 billion.[20] It also became the first Ukrainian unicorn.[21]

In October 2018, Grammarly announced support for Google Docs.[22]

In 2018, a security bug was discovered in the desktop web browser extension version of Grammarly that allowed all websites access to everything the user had ever typed into the Grammarly Editor. This bug affected Google Chrome and Firefox and was rapidly fixed. Grammarly said it has no evidence that the security vulnerability was used to access any customers’ account data.[23]

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  1. ^ a b Krasnikov, Denys (6 July 2018). "Grammarly opens new Kyiv office as demand rises for help with English". Kyiv Post. Businessgroup LLC. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b Wiggers, Kyle (12 September 2018). "Grammarly brings its AI-powered proofreading tools to Google Docs". VentureBeat. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Grammarly.com WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info – DomainTools". WHOIS. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Grammarly.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  5. ^ Baca, Marie (26 August 2019). "People do grammar bad. Google's AI is hear too help". Washington Post. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  6. ^ Kulkarni, Swamini (23 February 2019). "Artificial Intelligence Trends That You Cannot Afford To Ignore". CPO Magazine. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  7. ^ Duffy, Jill (5 August 2019). "I Improved My Writing With Grammarly, and So Can You". PC Magazine. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  8. ^ Padmanabhan, Geeta (21 September 2011). "Cool tool". The Hindu. The Hindu Group. Archived from the original on 19 January 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  9. ^ Lee Chang-sup (1 May 2012). "English again in New Year's resolution?". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 27 January 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  10. ^ Fingas, Jon (16 July 2019). "Grammarly's color-coded AI suggestions show what needs fixing". Engadget. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  11. ^ "Grammarly will now tell you if your writing is bland". Yahoo News. 16 July 2019. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  12. ^ McCracken, Harry (1 April 2019). "On its 10th anniversary, Grammarly looks way beyond grammar". Fast Company. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  13. ^ "AI-powered writing assistant Grammarly opens new office in downtown Vancouver | Venture". dailyhive.com. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  14. ^ "Grammarly uses AI to detect the tone and tenor of your writing". VentureBeat. 24 September 2019. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  15. ^ Moore, Ben (22 March 2018). "Grammarly". PCMAG. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  16. ^ McCracken, Harry (1 April 2019). "On its 10th anniversary, Grammarly looks way beyond grammar". Fast Company. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  17. ^ Dyomkin, Vsevolod (26 June 2015). "Running Lisp in Production". Grammarly Blog. Grammarly Inc. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  18. ^ "Grammarly Inc". Bloomberg. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  19. ^ "Grammarly raises $110 million for a better spell check". TechCrunch. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  20. ^ "Grammarly raises $90M at over $1B+ valuation for its AI-based grammar and writing tools". TechCrunch. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  21. ^ "Український стартап Grammarly оцінили у понад 1 мільярд доларів". Економічна правда (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  22. ^ Coberly, Cohen (12 September 2018). "You can finally use Grammarly within Google Docs". TechSpot. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  23. ^ O'Neill, Patrick Howell (5 February 2018). "Bug in Grammarly browser extension exposes what a user ever writes". CyberScoop. Retrieved 3 April 2019.

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