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Method and System for Efficiently Predicting Words based on a Partial Word Input

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237430D
Publication Date: 2014-Jun-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 19K

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Anand Chugh: INVENTOR

Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for efficiently predicting words based on a partial word input received from a user. The partial word input can include two or more characters of a word such as, but not limited to, the first and last letters of a word, the first, second and last letters of a word. The method and system analyzes the partial word input and retrieves a list of words to be presented to the user. The user can thereafter select the desired word from the list of words.

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Method and System for Efficiently Predicting Words based on a Partial Word Input

Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for efficiently predicting words based on a partial word input received from a user.  The partial word input can include two or more characters of a word such as, but not limited to, the first and last letters of a word, the first, second and last letters of a word.  The method and system analyzes the partial word input and retrieves a list of words to be presented to the user.  The user can thereafter select the desired word from the list of words. 

Description

Existing word prediction techniques predict a word(s) only after detecting the first few characters of a word entered by a user.  The number of the first few characters might range from one or two to the number of characters in the entire word itself.  It is therefore hard to predict how many characters are exactly required to be entered by a user to enable prediction of the rest of the word.

Disclosed is a method and system for efficiently predicting words based on a partial word input received from a user.  The method can be implemented on one or more interfaces.  Examples of the one or more interfaces include, but are not limited to, virtual keyboards of electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets etc., and text messaging interfaces such as short message service interfaces, instant messaging interfaces etc.

The method initially receives the partial word input from the user.  In an...