Predictive text input for Openmoko
openmoko at mazikeen.demon.co.uk
Tue Mar 10 14:10:57 CET 2009
On Monday 09 March 2009, Francis Tyers wrote:
> I was recommended to write to this list by PaulFert` from the #openmoko
> IRC channel.
> I'm interested in predictive text input for mobile phones, and came
> across Openmoko. I asked in the IRC channel and was pointed towards the
> Illume keyboard.
> This looks something like what I was thinking of, although it does error
> correction, not prediction, but that is much of a muchness.
> Basically, I'm wondering how I might be able to contribute dictionaries
> and / or word statistics to help expand the number of supported
> dictionaries. I'm mainly interested in Breton and Welsh, but have
> surface form dictionaries (in the form of morphological analysers)
> for a number of other "lesser used" languages.
> Any information or pointers to documentation would be gladly received.
The basic method of generating a dictionary for the illume keyboard is
mentioned in the wiki , but doesn't include frequency information. The
dictionary format has come up on the list a few times, including possible
changes to the format. I _think_ it is still as described at the end of 
but I'm not certain. There's an extended thread  discussing various
dictionary approaches and how they may or may not work given different
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