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Kana To Kanji Conversion With Partial Kanji Input

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000121631D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-03
Document File: 1 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kaneko, H: AUTHOR

Abstract

A program is disclosed that converts Japanese sentences of non- standard Kanji/Kana usage to that of standard usage. Kana-to-Kanji conversion is an example of such conversions treating Kana as non- standard and one of Kanji/Kana mixtures as standard usages. The disclosed program is an enhancement of Kana to Kanji conversion. Any mixture of Kanji and Kana is treated as non-standard and accepted as an valid input.

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Kana To Kanji Conversion With Partial Kanji Input

      A program is disclosed that converts Japanese sentences
of non- standard Kanji/Kana usage to that of standard usage.
Kana-to-Kanji conversion is an example of such conversions treating
Kana as non- standard and one of Kanji/Kana mixtures as standard
usages.  The disclosed program is an enhancement of Kana to Kanji
conversion. Any mixture of Kanji and Kana is treated as non-standard
and accepted as an valid input.

      The program is built by changing the Kana-to-Kanji conversion
in two ways.  One is to accept any Kanji/Kana mixture as its input.
The other is that its dictionary contains not only mappings from Kana
to the standard but also from any possible input to standard.  When
input is all-Kana, the program works as a Kana-to-Kanji conversion.
Parts or all of input Kana can be substituted by corresponding Kanji
and the program still outputs the same standard Kanji/Kana mixed
text.

      The main purpose of the program is, in an on-line hand- input
Japanese text recognition, to process arbitrary usage of Kanji and
Kana by users.  Users can write Kanji when it contains a small number
of strokes and is easy to write, and can write Kana when writing
Kanji takes time.  By writing in the arbitrary way, on-line
hand-input is more user-friendly.