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Input method

About: Input method is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 7895 publications have been published within this topic receiving 37811 citations. The topic is also known as: input method editor & IME.


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Proceedings ArticleDOI
01 Jun 1992
TL;DR: A new concept for direct manipulation of databases, called dynamic queries, that allows users to formulate queries with graphical widgets, such as sliders, is designed, implemented and evaluated.
Abstract: We designed, implemented and evaluated a new concept for direct manipulation of databases, called dynamic queries, that allows users to formulate queries with graphical widgets, such as sliders. By providing a graphical visualization of the database and search results, users can find trends and exceptions easily. Eighteen undergraduate chemistry students performed statistically significantly faster using a dynamic queries interface compared to two interfaces both providing form fill-in as input method, one with graphical visualization output and one with all-textual output. The interfaces were used to explore the periodic table of elements and search on their properties.

550 citations

Patent
Roope Rainisto1, John Hard1
23 May 2006
TL;DR: In this article, a text input method is described for an electronic apparatus having a user interface with text input means and a display screen, where word completion functionality is provided for predicting word candidates for partial word inputs made by the user with the text input.
Abstract: A text input method is described for an electronic apparatus having a user interface with text input means and a display screen. Word completion functionality is provided for predicting word candidates for partial word inputs made by the user with the text input means . The method involves receiving a partial word input from the user and deriving a set of word completion candidates using the word completion functionality. Each of the word completion candidates in the set has a prefix and a suffix, wherein the prefix corresponds to the partial word input. The method also involves presenting the suffices for at least a sub set of the word completion candidates in a predetermined area on the display screen, wherein each of the presented suffices is made selectable for the user. In an embodiment this predetermined area is the space bar of a virtual keyboard, the area which still has its original function decreasing as more possible suffices are displayed there.

286 citations

Patent
30 Jun 2004
TL;DR: In this paper, a method for entering text efficiently by providing letter or word choices was proposed, which includes letter choices to aid inputting accented, diacritic or special characters and a more efficient method to suggest word completion choices.
Abstract: A method for entering text efficiently by providing letter or word choices. The method includes letter choices to aid inputting accented, diacritic or special characters and a more efficient method to suggest word completion choices including words with accented, diacritic or special characters. This method can be used to enhance any existing text input systems, even reduced keyboard systems. The method also includes a more efficient method to select and input the letter or word choices. This allows for hybrid keyboard systems where physical keys are used in concert with a screen input system to input the letter or word choice.

259 citations

Patent
02 Jan 2003
TL;DR: In this article, a personal context model is used to predict subsequent alphanumeric entries for a given user, which can be automatically changed in one embodiment when the user fails to make any input for a predetermined period of time.
Abstract: An alphanumeric information entry process that includes provision and use of a personal context model that correlates various examples of user context against a unique personal language model for the user. The personal language model itself along with considerable correlation examples can be developed by statistical analysis of user documents and files including particularly email files (including address books). Such processing can be done locally or remotely. The personal context model is used to predict subsequent alphanumeric entries for a given user. In one embodiment predictions are presented one word at a time. Predictions can be automatically changed in one embodiment when the user fails to make any input for a predetermined period of time.

249 citations

Patent
03 Oct 2000
TL;DR: In this paper, a computer-implemented method for providing a candidate list of alternatives for a text selection containing text from multiple input sources, each of which can be stochastic (such as a speech recognition unit, handwriting recognition unit or input method editor) or non-stochastic ( such as a keyboard and mouse).
Abstract: A computer-implemented method for providing a candidate list of alternatives for a text selection containing text from multiple input sources, each of which can be stochastic (such as a speech recognition unit, handwriting recognition unit, or input method editor) or non-stochastic (such as a keyboard and mouse). A text component of the text selection may be the result of data processed through a series of stochastic input sources, such as speech input that is converted to text by a speech recognition unit before being used as input into an input method editor. To determine alternatives for the text selection, a stochastic input combiner parses the text selection into text components from different input sources. For each stochastic text component, the combiner retrieves a stochastic model containing alternatives for the text component. If the stochastic text component is the result of a series of stochastic input sources, the combiner derives a stochastic model that accurately reflects the probabilities of the results of the entire series. The combiner creates a list of alternatives for the text selection by combining the stochastic models retrieved. The combiner may revise the list of alternatives by applying natural language principles to the text selection as a whole. The list of alternatives for the text selection is then presented to the user. If the user chooses one of the alternatives, then the word processor replaces the text selection with the chosen candidate.

232 citations


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No. of papers in the topic in previous years
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202148
2020156
2019269
2018390