Autocorrecting text input using small buttons and keypress
jani-matti.hatinen at iki.fi
Mon Feb 19 20:35:45 CET 2007
I'm guessing that this is the right list for this stuff. Please advise, if
this is not the case.
I've been sketching different on-screen keyboard layouts and while doing that
I had this idea:
What if, instead of simply recording a glyph, with each keypress the input
system would record the exact on-screen position (or area) which was pressed.
This position/area would then be compared to the positioning of keys on the
on-screen keyboard, and a probability distribution of keys/glyphs would be
These probability distributions could then be used to correct/predict the
entered text on a word-by-word basis.
If this were to work in any reliable way, we could use comparatively small
on-screen keys even for thumb input, and use this technique to fix some, if
not most, of the resulting typos.
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