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Instruction Feature in Abbreviated Typing System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000051140D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
Document File: 3 page(s) / 68K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Howell, DM: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Abbreviated typing comprises the machine transformation of abbreviations typed into the longer, full words, thereby increasing typing speed. This article describes an instruction feature to such a system in which the typist's skills are improved. The machine automatically compiles a list of words used which might have been abbreviated but were not. By a unique key entry the typist has the list displayed for study in order to use more available abbreviations in the future.

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Instruction Feature in Abbreviated Typing System

Abbreviated typing comprises the machine transformation of abbreviations typed into the longer, full words, thereby increasing typing speed. This article describes an instruction feature to such a system in which the typist's skills are improved. The machine automatically compiles a list of words used which might have been abbreviated but were not. By a unique key entry the typist has the list displayed for study in order to use more available abbreviations in the future.

An abbreviated typing system is disclosed in the reference (*).

Typical, two three and four-characters followed by a space constitute the abbreviation input. This is compared by data processing with word abbreviations, and the full text to be printed is displayed, such as on the screen of a CRT. Entries in the abbreviation format not found to correspond to a longer word by the data processing are displayed and printed as entered.

The typist memorizes a list of the abbreviations available, a representative maximum number available being two thousand. The typist keys in the abbreviation for the word it represents, but if the full word is keyed in, the entry is longer than the abbreviation format of up to four characters, and the system displays and prints it without modification.

The instruction feature is accomplished by the system automatically generating a list of words which occur in the abbreviations available in the system memory and used by the typist but not abbreviated. Until the typist calls for this information, it is compiled but not displayed. Once keying is complete or at a convenient stopping point, the typist may request the list which will contain the words and their associated abbreviations for reinforcement of the abbreviation learning process.

Example 1 shows the paragraph being keyed by the typist. Example 1 TREASURY SCHEDULES SALES OF $4.5 BILLION IN NOTES NEXT WEEK By a WALL STREET JOURNAL Staff Reporter

WASHINGTON - The Treasury said it plans to raise about $1.63 billion in new cash Wednesday by selling $4.5 Billion in two year notes to redeem $2.81 billion in maturing notes. Preliminary bids are to be made at the TREASURY or FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD accordingly. Example 2 Unused Word Table Abbreviations street str journal jnl Washington Wgn raise rz selling slg redeem rdm maturing mrg.

The drawing diagrams the procedure by which the system generates the list of abbreviations to be learned by the typist. The system examines each word key...