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Method of Adding Words to Kana-To-Kanji Conversion for Handwriting Input

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104379D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 31K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kaneko, H: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is a program that associates user-defined handwritten shapes with user-defined Japanese character strings. It enables users of pen computers to input strings by writing their associated shapes, and involves cooperative execution of Kana-to-Kanji conversion and handwriting character recognition.

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Method of Adding Words to Kana-To-Kanji Conversion for Handwriting Input

      Disclosed is a program that associates user-defined handwritten
shapes with user-defined Japanese character strings.  It enables
users of pen computers to input strings by writing their associated
shapes, and involves cooperative execution of Kana-to-Kanji
conversion and handwriting character recognition.

      The program works in two steps.  The first step involves adding
the shape and the string to dictionaries.  The shape is added to a
character recognition dictionary and associated with an artificial
Kanji character.  The artificial Kanji character that is to be
converted into the string is added to a dictionary of Kana-to-Kanji
conversion.  The second step is to input the string by writing the
shape.  The shape is recognized as the artificial Kanji character, is
fed to Kana-to-Kanji conversion and is, then, converted into the
string.

      The main purpose of the program is to allow users to write
frequently used strings in the ways that are easiest and most
familiar to them during on-line handwriting entry of Japanese text.
This makes such text entry more user-friendly.