Paper: Human Factors And Linguistic Considerations: Keys To High-Speed Chinese Character Input

ACL ID C80-1042
Title Human Factors And Linguistic Considerations: Keys To High-Speed Chinese Character Input
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1980
Authors

With a keyboard and supporting system developed at Cornell Univer- sity, input methods used to identify ideographs are adaptations of well- known schemes; innovation is in the addition of automatic machine selec- tion of ambiguously identified char- acters. The unique feature of the Cornell design is that a certain amount of intelligence has been built into the machine. This allows an operator to take advantage of the fact that about 60% of Chinese characters in text are paired with other characters to form two-syllable compounds or phrase words. In speech and writing these pairings eliminate about 95% of the ambiguities created by ambiguously identified syllables.