Paper: Using Word Support Model To Improve Chinese Input System

ACL ID P06-2108
Title Using Word Support Model To Improve Chinese Input System
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Poster Session
Year 2006
Authors
  • Jia-Lin Tsai (Tung Nan Institute of Technology, Taipei Taiwan)

This paper presents a word support model (WSM). The WSM can effec- tively perform homophone selection and syllable-word segmentation to im- prove Chinese input systems. The ex- perimental results show that: (1) the WSM is able to achieve tonal (sylla- bles input with four tones) and tone- less (syllables input without four tones) syllable-to-word (STW) accuracies of 99% and 92%, respectively, among the converted words; and (2) while apply- ing the WSM as an adaptation proc- essing, together with the Microsoft Input Method Editor 2003 (MSIME) and an optimized bigram model, the average tonal and toneless STW im- provements are 37% and 35%, respec- tively.