Method for Detection of Phrase Boundaries
Original Publication Date: 1987-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
This article describes a user interface method for designating phrase boundaries by changing typing speed while entering text to an on-line system. Japanese word processors commonly use Kana to Kanji conversion facilities for entering text containing Kanji characters. Conventional Kana to Kanji conversion facilities are basically designed to convert a Kana string into a Kana-Kanji mixed string for each phrase. Recently, multiple-phrase Kana to Kanji conversion has been widely used, which determines phrase boundaries in a Kana string by a grammatical analysis and then converts the Kana string into a Kana-Kanji string for each phrase. However, a grammatical analysis can generate more than one result because of the grammatical ambiguity of the Kana string.