Pattern Matching on Stylus Keyboards: A Powerful Approach to Faster and Easier Pen-based Text Entry
2004 (English)In: Adjunct Proceedings of the 17th ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 2004), New York: ACM Press , 2004, 59- p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Much work has been done in developing alternative methods of writing for pen-based computers, including handwriting recognition, optimization of keyboard layouts, and specialized writing systems. Generally there is a trade- off between writing speed and the effort required by the user to write the text. My doctoral dissertation is about developing text entry systems maximizing the writing speed but minimizing users' effort by taking advantage of the redundancy of the human languages and viewing the legitimate input strings in the language as patterns mapped on a keyboard layout. I present my work on using pattern matching algorithms to take advantage of these constraints to develop a shorthand writing system combined with a stylus keyboard, allowing fast text entry without the need to learn any custom alphabet or a specialized writing system. I also present some of the feedback and output interfaces I believe can greatly enhance the user experience when using pattern matching text entry systems. I conclude by discussing performance evaluation and planned future work.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: ACM Press , 2004. 59- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-24320Local ID: 3943OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-24320DiVA: diva2:244638
UIST ’04, October 24–27, 2004, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA