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Wild-Card Kana-to-Kanji Conversion

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100004D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Ono, K: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is an algorithm for simplifying the input of Japanese words, particularly Kanji characters, in Kana-to-Kanji conversion using the wild-card method for representing any words permissible which are accompanied with specified characters in specified positions.

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Wild-Card Kana-to-Kanji Conversion

       Disclosed is an algorithm for simplifying the input of
Japanese words, particularly Kanji characters, in Kana-to-Kanji
conversion using the wild-card method for representing any words
permissible which are accompanied with specified characters in
specified positions.

      In the conventional Kana-to-Kanji conversion, Hiragana
characters should be input to indicate YOMI (phonetic) of words to be
converted into Kanji.  According to this invention, it is only
required to input a wild-card mark "*" with specified characters for
YOMI which is contained in the word to be converted.  Then, the
wild-card functions to retrieve some words containing the specified
characters for YOMI.  More particularly, when the wild-card mark "*"
is input and followed by a YOMI, some words tailed by the YOMI are
displayed on the screen for selection of the desired word by
operator.  When the wild-card mark "*" is input following a YOMI,
some words headed by the YOMI are displayed for selection.

      For example, the inputting of "*keikaku" causes a program of
this algorithm to search SEISHOs for words having "keikaku" endings
such as KEIKAKU, MUKEIKAKU, UCHUUKEIKAKU, etc., and to display them
on a screen for selection.  The inputting of "ichijitsu*" causes the
program to search for words having "ichijitsu" headings such as
ICHIJITSU, ICHJITSUSENSHUU, ICHJITSUSANSHUU, etc., to display on the
screen.