POBox: An efficient text input method for handheld and ubiquitous computers

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Abstract

We introduce an efficient text input technique that can be used in various environments where conventional full-sized keyboards cannot be used. The technique, called POBox, consists of two steps for entering a word or a phrase. First, a user enters a small part of the word or some other attribute, and POBox dynamically searches a dictionary for candidate words and shows them to the user for selection. The user then selects the desired word from the candidate list, and POBox enters the word into the user’s document. POBox uses the context of the user’s document to help identify likely candidates. Many times POBox can predict the desired word based on the context. This allows the user to skip the first step and enter text even more efficiently. We show that the same technique can be applied to various handheld and ubiquitous computers including PDAs and cellular phones, where conventional full-sized keyboards are inadequate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages289-300
Number of pages12
Volume1707
ISBN (Print)3540665501, 9783540665502
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Symposium on Handheld and Ubiquitous Computing, HUC 1999 - Karlsruhe, Germany
Duration: 1999 Sep 271999 Sep 29

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume1707
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other1st International Symposium on Handheld and Ubiquitous Computing, HUC 1999
CountryGermany
CityKarlsruhe
Period99/9/2799/9/29

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Masui, T. (1999). POBox: An efficient text input method for handheld and ubiquitous computers. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 1707, pp. 289-300). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 1707). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-48157-5_27