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Method for Detection of Phrase Boundaries

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040591D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Siio, I [+details]

Abstract

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.