Automatic supplementation of word correction dictionaries

  • US 9,977,779 B2
  • Filed: 03/10/2014
  • Issued: 05/22/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/14/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for providing a supplemental word correction dictionary, comprising:

  • at one or more electronic devices each having one or more processors and memory storing one or more programs for execution by the one or more processors;

    receiving an at least partial word input by a user;

    determining whether a use condition of the at least partial word is satisfied, the use condition including a condition that the at least partial word is not found in an existing word correction dictionary of a local device; and

    in response to determining that the use condition is satisfied;

    determining whether the at least partial word is corrected by the user;

    in accordance with the determination that the at least partial word is not corrected by the user;

    obtaining a supplemental word correction dictionary from a remote source, the supplemental word correction dictionary consisting of words associated with a same subject matter as the at least partial word; and

    combining the supplemental word correction dictionary with the existing word correction dictionary;

    and in accordance with the determination that the at least partial word is corrected by the user, forgoing obtaining the supplemental word correction dictionary.

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