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Method for Presenting Candidates in Recognition of Pen-Input Graphics

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000116507D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 31K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kitamura, K: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for presenting candidates in recognition of pen-input graphics. In addition to the first (most probable) candidate, the second one is also presented, for ease of selection. For legibility, the second candidate is displayed with a lower level of brightness or as a dotted shape. Tapping the tablet with a pen toggles the two candidates, and writing a new stroke automatically confirms the current first one.

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Method for Presenting Candidates in Recognition of Pen-Input Graphics

      Disclosed is a method for presenting candidates in recognition
of pen-input graphics.  In addition to the first (most probable)
candidate, the second one is also presented, for ease of selection.
For legibility, the second candidate is displayed with a lower level
of brightness or as a dotted shape.  Tapping the tablet with a pen
toggles the two candidates, and writing a new stroke automatically
confirms the current first one.

      The solid curve 1 and the dotted line 2 in Fig. 1 represent the
first and second candidates.  If the user taps the tablet with a pen,
they are toggled, as shown in Fig. 2.  When the user writes a new
stroke,
the first candidate is automatically confirmed, as shown in Fig. 3.

      The method can also be used to present the second candidate for
each input of a graphics primitive, that is for several input
strokes, instead of for each input stroke.  If there are three or
more candidates, the third and subsequent candidates can be presented
in a corner of the screen as selectable items in a menu, rather than
on the spot.