Paper: KooSHO: Japanese Text Input Environment based on Aerial Hand Writing

ACL ID N13-3006
Title KooSHO: Japanese Text Input Environment based on Aerial Hand Writing
Venue Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2013
Authors

Hand gesture-based input systems have been in active research, yet most of them focus only on single character recognition. We propose KooSHO: an environment for Japanese input based on aerial hand ges- tures. The system provides an integrated experience of character input, Kana-Kanji conversion, and search result visualization. To achieve faster input, users only have to input consonant, which is then converted directly to Kanji sequences by direct conso- nant decoding. The system also shows sug- gestions to complete the user input. The comparison with voice recognition and a screen keyboard showed that KooSHO can be a more practical solution compared to the existing system.