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Adaptable Writing Assistant

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000200967D
Publication Date: 2010-Nov-01
Document File: 4 page(s) / 41K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a system for a synonym function for word processors and editors, such as email programs, that can group synonyms based on the sense in which they are used, as well as the ability to rank the preference of synonyms based on selectable writing styles.

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Adaptable Writing Assistant

The invention works by incorporating a synonym table in a word processor or word editing program as shown in tables 1 and 2. These tables show how words and phases can be tied together in senses via unique code. In Table 1, the word express is shown 2 times, because it can be used in 2 senses. The code 10A34 applies to all words/phases that apply to the word express in the first sense. The code 10Z20 applies to all words/phases that apply to the word express in the second sense. Each word or phase is then grouped by categories of writing style mode. In table 1 they include technical writing, personal writing, and poetry. Each group of words or phases within the same sense and mode are ranked by various methods. The most common would be how often a word or phase is used within a sense by an individual or group. A user could also share tables with others so they can learn to write in similar styles. Ranking could also be done manually based on preferences, either by individuals or controlled at a higher level, such as canned writing styles. Users would also have the ability to add synonyms to the table and tie them to like senses.

Word/Phase

announce 10A34 23 7 2 call out 10A34 0 5 50 denote 10A34 50 3 0 express 10A34 10 15 25 express 10Z20 20 5 0 mail 10Z20 10 15 2 post 10Z20 5 9 5 send 10Z20 35 10 15 verbalize 10A34 25 10 5 Table 1 - Synonym table for examples 1 - 3

Example 1

Mode is set to personal:

"I only wanted to verbalize my opinion."

When cursor is placed over the word verbalize it will show the following options:

express announce call out denote

The word "express" has the top ranking in this mode, so the user could select it and the sentence could now read as:

Code

Technical

Personal

Poetry

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"I only wanted to express my opinion."

Example 2

Mode is set to poetry:

"The morning light seemed to announce a new beginning."

When cursor is placed over the word "announce" it will show the following options:

call out express verbalize denote

The phase "call out" has the top ranking in this mode, so the user could select it and the sentence could now read as:

"The morning light seemed to call out a new beginning."

Example 3

Mode is set...