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Tutorial Mode to Select a Right Result from Input Method Conversion Candidates

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123657D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-05
Document File: 3 page(s) / 304K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Shiratori, T: AUTHOR

Abstract

This program is disclosed that input method which provides supplemental information for candidates can lead end user for a right input of a destination word or phrase. A candidate to have supplemental information is designated by end user's cursor or mouse pointer operation, and such tutorial information may be provided by a supplemental window visibly or by sounds media. This becomes a solution for mis-choosing a input method conversion result.

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Tutorial Mode to Select a Right Result from Input Method Conversion
Candidates

   This program is disclosed that input method which provides
supplemental information for candidates can lead end user for a
right input of a destination word or phrase.  A candidate to have
supplemental information is designated by end user's cursor or mouse
pointer operation, and such tutorial information may be provided by a
supplemental window visibly or by sounds media.  This becomes a
solution for mis-choosing a input method conversion result.

   When input method converter returns a list of candidates,
end user may not always understand the difference of those
candidates clearly.  For a right input in the context, end user may
be often required to have precise understanding about differences of
those candidates.  For example, in Japanese Kana to Kanji input
method conversion, a raw input 'OSAMERU' returns 4 candidates,
including 2 candidates by ideographic characters and other 2
candidates by pronunciation characters.  The right identification of
a right Kanji ideographic character requires a high-school level of
knowledge about Kanji ideographs.  Like this, operation to choose a
right candidate often confuses end users.  This program can solve
this problem.

   When end user uses a multi-lingual input method as
disclosed in the invention disclosure (#JP8-1998-0660) titled
'Multi-lingual input method for normal end users' in near future,
end user may not always have enough knowledge to identify a right
result from candidates in un-familiar language.  A progra...