Predictive conversion of language input

  • US 9,842,101 B2
  • Filed: 08/28/2015
  • Issued: 12/12/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/30/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for converting language input, the method comprising:

  • at an electronic device having one or more processors and memory;

    obtaining a corpus of text composed by a user;

    after obtaining the corpus of text;

    receiving, from the user, input comprising a sequence of symbols of a first symbolic system;

    determining a plurality of candidate word strings corresponding to the sequence of symbols, each candidate word string of the plurality of candidate word strings comprising two or more words of a second symbolic system, wherein the obtained corpus of text comprises words of the second symbolic system;

    ranking the plurality of candidate word strings based on a probability of occurrence of each candidate word string of the plurality of candidate word strings in the obtained corpus of text; and

    displaying, based on the ranking, a portion of the plurality of candidate word strings for selection by the user.

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