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convo tree touchscreen keyboard

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By analyzing thousand of messages, a relational network of words is generated.

Instead of an on-screen keyboard we have an on screen word tree. By tapping on a word, it prints the word into the screen, and the screen word-select move to the next position.

If there is no good choices, you can kick up a normal keypad screen and enter the word. It will remember your choice.

If lucky, the word tree will have a branch which across each node is the sentence you want. Press ahead of the branch, and you automatically have just entered a chain of words.

mofosyne, Dec 23 2010

Dasher http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dasher
Same idea, but with letters instead of words. Works pretty well. [Spacecoyote, Dec 23 2010]


       The tree should be a 3D freestanding structure, with a tiny one-word OLED on each leaf.
pocmloc, Dec 23 2010

       From the title, I thought this would be trees with keyboards - the human's version of animals pissing on a tree to mark their territory.
phundug, Dec 23 2010

       This would be pretty.   

       I've seen (probably thanks to a link from here) a text input program for people with limited mobility. It basically lets them navigate through a tree, with branches weighted (ie, more or less distant) depending on the likelihood of the next word.   

MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 23 2010

       Yup that's what it was inspired from, that version was actually "letter" to "letters"   

       Mine just skip the whole thing and go straight to words, as its faster...   

       And also we don't want to make people feel handicapped.
mofosyne, Dec 24 2010

       Many software keyboards, including my favorite (SwiftKey), do effectively this, just displaying suggestions by word instead of whole sentences at once. SwiftKey does sometimes suggest a pair of words, though.
notexactly, Dec 19 2018


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