Paper: Kana-Kanji Conversion System With Input Support Based On Prediction

ACL ID C00-1050
Title Kana-Kanji Conversion System With Input Support Based On Prediction
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2000
Authors

We propose ~ kana-ka'~ji conversion systeln with input support based on prediction. This sys- tem is composed o[' l,wo pm'ts: prediction of succeeding ka'1~:ji charac/;er st, rings from l,yped l,:ana ones, and ordinary k(vna-lca'l~(]i conversion. It automatically shows candidates of kanji char- acter strings which the user intends to input. Ore' prediction method features: (i)Arbitrary positions of typed t,:ana character slarings are re- gm'ded as l,he top of words. (ii)A system dictio- nary and a user dictionary are used, and eadl entry in the systcln dictionary has (:erl, ai.nly fac- tor calculated fl'om the frequency of' words in corpora. (ill)Candidates are estimated by cer- tainty factor and 'us@l, lness factor, and likely ones with greater ['actors than l;hresholds are shown. The pro...