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Not-Used-Flag As Initial Conversion Entry in Kn/Kj Dictionary

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000101516D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-16
Document File: 2 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Ono, K: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A Kana-to-Kanji conversion program is described which uses NOT-USED- FLAG in order to enhance Kana-to-Kanji conversion efficiency. In a Kana-to-Kanji conversion system, some entries in the system dictionary are not used as initial conversion entries. The NOT-USED-FLAG shows those entries. The conversion program can convert into KANJI in shorter time with this flag. Only when an entry indicates NOT-USED-FLAG as initial conversion, one byte will be needed.

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Not-Used-Flag As Initial Conversion Entry in Kn/Kj Dictionary

       A Kana-to-Kanji conversion program is described which
uses NOT-USED- FLAG in order to enhance Kana-to-Kanji conversion
efficiency.  In a Kana-to-Kanji conversion system, some entries in
the system dictionary are not used as initial conversion entries.
The NOT-USED-FLAG shows those entries. The conversion program can
convert into KANJI in shorter time with this flag.  Only when an
entry indicates NOT-USED-FLAG as initial conversion, one byte will be
needed.

      The conventional conversion program consulted all entries, and
threw away unnecessary entries after they were analyzed.  On the
other hand, the described program does not consult the entries that
have NOT-USED-FLAG.  So analysis time and required memory capacity
are reduced. (NOT-USED-FLAG is set at making a system dictionary.)

      CONSULTATION SUB-PROGRAM
      PROCESS-1      Input YOMI
      PROCESS-2      Consult dictionary
      PROCESS-3      Skip entries that have NOT-USED-FLAG
                     (initial conversion)
      PROCESS-4      Output result
      The flow chart is shown on the previous page.

      Following is an example of NOT-USED-FLAG as the initial
conversion entry.

      YOMI        SEISHO              GRAMMAR        NOT-USED-FLAG
'kanji'   'KANJI'(Chinese character)     noun
'kanji'   'KANJI'(ma...