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Mixed code text search for visually impaired Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015625D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jan-03
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

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Disclosed is a text code type of free fuzzy word search technique. Japanese is composed of some different character sets; Kanji, Katakana, Hiragana and Alphabet. And some of them have same or similar pronunciation. Sometimes it could be a obstacle for visually impaired or illiterate person to search text by voice recognition or other user interface. Code type mismatch may lead to "no hit". The invention provides an expansion table for mixed code or character type. Following is a sample of such table. 1