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Ninth International Workshop on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (2004)
Kokubunji, Tokyo, Japan
Oct. 26, 2004 to Oct. 29, 2004
ISSN: 1550-5235
ISBN: 0-7695-2187-8
pp: 575-579
Charles C. Tapper , Pace University
Sung-Hyuk Cha , Pace University
Vicki L. Hanson , IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
William B. Huber , Pace University
This paper describes an efficient system for entering data into a pen-enabled computer, particularly handheld devices. While keyboard input typically is faster than handwriting input, this is not true for the small PDA interfaces. For this reason, we designed and developed a prototype that uses chatroom abbreviations and shorthand symbols to increase the speed of data entry for these devices. This system was also developed as a prototype system that would enable persons with speech impairments to rapidly convert hand-drawn symbols on a pen-enabled device into speech output. We created a library of chatroom abbreviations and shorthand symbols, and developed a k-nn classification system to recognize the symbols. Experimental results show the effectiveness of the system in terms of speed and accuracy.
pen computing, chatroom abbreviations, online character recognition
Charles C. Tapper, Sung-Hyuk Cha, Vicki L. Hanson, William B. Huber, "Use of Chatroom Abbreviations and Shorthand Symbols in Pen Computing", Ninth International Workshop on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition, vol. 00, no. , pp. 575-579, 2004, doi:10.1109/IWFHR.2004.106
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