Language Modeling for Soft Keyboards

Gina D. Venolia, Joshua Goodman, Keith Steury, and Chauncey Parker

Abstract

Language models predict the probability of letter sequences. Soft keyboards are images of keyboards on a touch screen for input on Personal Digital Assistants. When a soft keyboard user hits a key near the boundary of a key position, the language model and key press model are combined to select the most probable key sequence. This leads to an overall error rate reduction by a factor of 1.67 to 1.87.

Details

Publication typeTechReport
NumberMSR-TR-2001-118
Pages10
InstitutionMicrosoft Research

Previous versions

Gina D. Venolia, Joshua Goodman, Keith Steury, and Chauncey Parker. Language Modeling for Soft Keyboards, November 2001.

Joshua Goodman, Gina Venolia, Keith Steury, and Chauncey Parker. Language modeling for soft keyboards, American Association for Artificial Intelligence, 2002.

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