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Method for Inputting Ambiguously Shaped Characters in Online Hand Written Character Recognition

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107283D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kitamura, K: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for inputting ambiguously shaped characters, such as I (Kanji) and I (Katakana), or O (alphabetic) and 0 (numeral) in online handwritten character recognition.

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Method for Inputting Ambiguously Shaped Characters in Online Hand Written Character Recognition

       Disclosed is a method for inputting ambiguously shaped
characters, such as I (Kanji) and I (Katakana), or O (alphabetic) and
0 (numeral) in online handwritten character recognition.

      If the recognition result is an ambiguously shaped character,
the names of all the possible character sets are displayed next to
the resulting character to warn the user of the possibility of
misreading.  For example, "I  Kanji (Katakana)" shows that the Kanji
character "I" is the first candidate of the recognition, and that the
Katakana character "I" is the second one. In this way, a user can
easily change the character set to "I Katakana (Kanji)" by menu
selection.

      In order to save space in the display area, the names of the
character sets, such as "Kanji" and "Katakana," are displayed in
abbreviated form, "Kan" and "Kat," using a small font. These names
may be erased when the user starts to write the next character.

      Existing methods also display character sets for ambiguously
shaped characters. However, they display only the first candidate,
such as "I Kanji," and not all the possibilities. Thus, if the result
is wrong, the user cannot easily change the character set as in the
disclosed method.

      Some existing methods also display the names of all the
possible character sets. However, they display them at a fixed
position in the display area (...