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Automatic Completion and Suggestion of Literature

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000019256D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Sep-08
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Sep-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Often times, a user is hindered in writing their documents by the sluggishness of their typing speed. Autocomplete mechanisms are in place that attempt to guess the intent of a user's writing and provide shortcuts to speed up the process of typing common words or phrases. This mechanism is limited, however, in the phrases that are recognized. Described herein is an approach towards remedying that limitation. By providing a full-fledged dictionary, phrasebook and grammar module as resources to an autocomplete methodology, mixed with a little heuristic analysis, an application can perpetually guess at or suggest words and phrases in an attempt to assist the user in completing their document more quickly.