Recognising the Patterns of Words – New PDA input method

BBC News Reports: Total recall boosts PDA writing

The idea of remembering word patterns and connecting the dots might not sound like an easy way to write an e-mail.

But IBM researchers are betting that tracing letters on a touch screen will become the way to write on a handheld device like a PDA or mobile phone.

They have developed software that works by recognising the patterns of words.

In order to tap into this unrealised potential, the IBM team came up with software that works by using geometrical patterns to represent words.

Instead of tapping out letters or writing a word on screen, you trace each letter in a single, fluid stroke. The keyboard on screen shows the shape of the word.

Interesting new method, we will se if this new input method for PDAs is practical too…

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