Input Method Useful for Text and Language Processing in Japanese Word Processor
Original Publication Date: 1984-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
An input method for a Japanese word processor is described which allows a smooth input operation and easy editing. In this system, a unit mode, i.e., a word unit mode or a character unit mode, can be specified. In the word mode, input data is divided into words through a morphological analysis and stored by the word unit. In the character mode, editing by character is possible. A conventional Japanese word processor stores a text as character string. This is not convenient for later editing. In addition, the shift operation of an ordinary Japanese word processor is very cumbersome. In the present system, when a text is inputted, the word unit mode is specified. Then, the inputted text is divided into words and stored by the word with information about its reading and the character type.