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Input Method Useful for Text and Language Processing in Japanese Word Processor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044462D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kaku, N: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

An input method for a Japanese word processor is described which allows a smooth input operation and easy editing. In this system, a unit mode, i.e., a word unit mode or a character unit mode, can be specified. In the word mode, input data is divided into words through a morphological analysis and stored by the word unit. In the character mode, editing by character is possible. A conventional Japanese word processor stores a text as character string. This is not convenient for later editing. In addition, the shift operation of an ordinary Japanese word processor is very cumbersome. In the present system, when a text is inputted, the word unit mode is specified. Then, the inputted text is divided into words and stored by the word with information about its reading and the character type.

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Input Method Useful for Text and Language Processing in Japanese Word Processor

An input method for a Japanese word processor is described which allows a smooth input operation and easy editing. In this system, a unit mode, i.e., a word unit mode or a character unit mode, can be specified. In the word mode, input data is divided into words through a morphological analysis and stored by the word unit. In the character mode, editing by character is possible. A conventional Japanese word processor stores a text as character string. This is not convenient for later editing. In addition, the shift operation of an ordinary Japanese word processor is very cumbersome. In the present system, when a text is inputted, the word unit mode is specified. Then, the inputted text is divided into words and stored by the word with information about its reading and the character type. It is assumed that the input data is an alphabet or kana string. A separation (kugiri) key must be pushed between the phrases, at which time the morphological analysis is executed and the words are established. In addition to the unit mode, this sytem has a character-type mode; i.e., an alphabet, a katakana, a hiragana, or a kanjikana mixture mode. The input data is transformed into a desired expression according to the selected character-type mode. Among the above four character-type modes, the katakana and the hiragana modes belong to a temporary mode. The kanjikana mixture mode is a basic mode. A tr...