Communication terminal having a predictive editor application

  • US 7,725,838 B2
  • Filed: 11/30/2006
  • Issued: 05/25/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/22/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A communication terminal comprising:

  • a keypad having a plurality of keys associated with several letters each;

    a processor for receiving a string of ambiguous key strokes from the keypad;

    a predictive editor program associated with the processor for generating words matching the received string of ambiguous key strokes, said predictive editor program having a number of associated vocabularies including at least one language dependent dictionary and at least one dictionary for receiving user defined inputs;

    a first editor application, controlled by the processor, operatively associated with said predictive editor program for generating matching words based on said at least one language dependent dictionary and/or said at least one dictionary for receiving user defined inputs;

    a second editor application controlled by said processor for entering key strokes in an unambiguous form;

    wherein said second editor is used to edit said matching words generated by said first editor application; and

    wherein said processor stores the edited words in said at least one dictionary for receiving user defined inputs;

    wherein said processor associates a storing time for the edited words stored in said dictionary for receiving user defined inputs and said processor resets the associated storing time with each use of the edited words; and

    wherein said processor maintains the dictionary containing the edited words dependent on the storing time.

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