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 Phoneme-to-grapheme mapping systems and methods patent thumbnailPhoneme-to-grapheme mapping systems and methods
Systems and methods for automatically mapping english phonemes to graphemes to support better reading and spelling instruction may include a mapping process for systematically dividing text words into graphemes made up of one or more text characters corresponding to appropriately identified phonemes (which may be represented by one or more phonetic characters). The process may also include automatically correlating each phoneme of a word with a grapheme representing the phoneme in order to produce a phoneme-to-grapheme map that may be optimized for educational use.
Vkidz, Inc.


 Method for identifying a character in a digital image patent thumbnailMethod for identifying a character in a digital image
The invention relates to a method for combining a first optical character recognition (ocr) and a second ocr. The first ocr is run first on an image of string of characters.
I.r.i.s.


 Kinematic and morpometric analysis of digitized handwriting tracings patent thumbnailKinematic and morpometric analysis of digitized handwriting tracings
The present invention is directed to a computer application for analyzing handwriting. The handwriting is digitized by being captured by a computing device such as a tablet.
Kennedy Krieger Institute, Inc.


 Verification of a pattern based passcode patent thumbnailVerification of a pattern based passcode
A method and system for verification of a pattern based passcode. User input of a series of key inputs to a keyboard is received from a user.
International Business Machines Corporation


 Annotation data generation and overlay for enhancing readability on electronic book image stream service patent thumbnailAnnotation data generation and overlay for enhancing readability on electronic book image stream service
Provided are techniques for receiving a scanned image corresponding to a page; analyzing the scanned image to identify a set of characters (ci) and corresponding positions (pi) of each character of ci on the page; applying natural language processing (npl) and an analytic analysis algorithm to determine a semantic analysis relationship of phrases formed by ci to determine meanings for the phrases; generating a plurality of annotations (ai) indicating the determined meanings of the phrases, wherein each annotation is assigned a corresponding position (qi) on the page based upon the pi of the corresponding characters on the page; and storing, in a non-transitory computer-readable medium, the scanned image in conjunction with the plurality of annotations and the corresponding qi.. .
International Business Machines Corporation


 Annotation data generation and overlay for enhancing readability on electronic book image stream service patent thumbnailAnnotation data generation and overlay for enhancing readability on electronic book image stream service
Provided are techniques for receiving a scanned image corresponding to a page; analyzing the scanned image to identify a set of characters (ci) and corresponding positions (pi) of each character of ci on the page; applying natural language processing (npl) and an analytic analysis algorithm to determine a semantic analysis relationship of phrases formed by ci to determine meanings for the phrases; generating a plurality of annotations (ai) indicating the determined meanings of the phrases, wherein each annotation is assigned a corresponding position (qi) on the page based upon the pi of the corresponding characters on the page; and storing, in a non-transitory computer-readable medium, the scanned image in conjunction with the plurality of annotations and the corresponding qi.. .
International Business Machines Corporation


 Matching user input provided to an input method editor with text patent thumbnailMatching user input provided to an input method editor with text
A framework for improving the speed of text entry is described herein, particularly text from languages that contain characters that are pronounced similarly but have different written forms. One embodiment of the invention disambiguates the desired written form of a pronunciation based on information retrieved from an address book, social networking profile, and the like..
Successfactors, Inc.


 Method and system for editing and generating syntax patent thumbnailMethod and system for editing and generating syntax
The new method and system uses an arbitrary language specification organized as a series of words and characters or a hierarchical list of elements converted to a collection of inline controls to generate and modify any code or symbols using one or more windows. The controls are added to one or more windows depending on the user's choice of how to view/use the changeable controls; inline or in another window that functions as a structured, indented outline so the user can manage controls outside the default editing window.

 Devices, methods, and graphical user interfaces for keyboard interface functionalities patent thumbnailDevices, methods, and graphical user interfaces for keyboard interface functionalities
The electronic device has a touch-sensitive display, one or more processors, and memory storing one or more programs configured to be executed by the one or more processors. The one or more programs include instructions for displaying a first keyboard comprising a first set of keys corresponding to a set of characters associated with a first language and a first designated key displayed at a location and associated with a first function.
Apple Inc.


 Dynamically generating characters with personalized handwriting character font characteristics method and system thereof patent thumbnailDynamically generating characters with personalized handwriting character font characteristics method and system thereof
A method for dynamically generating a personalized handwriting character font includes inputting a plurality of handwriting sequentially through an input interface. Each handwriting describes a character.
Dynacomware Taiwan Inc.


Game system, and storage medium

Provided is a game system that is capable of suppressing time needed to share or exchange opinions between users in a game. This game system provides a quiz game that is played by eight users simultaneously.
Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.

Light-based communication (lcom) visual hotspots

Techniques are disclosed for projecting visible cues to assist with light-based communication (lcom), the visible cues referred to herein as visual hotspots. The visual hotspots can be projected, for example, using a luminaire that may be lcom-enabled.
Osram Sylvania Inc.

System for verifying the integrity of a document

A system to verify the integrity of a document generates a member id for each member that signs up to draft a document, generates a checksum code when the document is complete, either through inquiry of the member by the system or otherwise, and associates the checksum and member id with the completed document. The system displays the member id and checksum on the document whenever it is printed or displayed electronically.

System and providing personalized font via processor-based application

A personalized font development system for use by a user within a processor-based device includes a capturing means, an isolating means, a mapping means, and a font atlas. The capturing means captures one or more handwritten text characters with the device.

Electronic device and rendering secondary characters

A portable electronic device is provided. The portable electronic device includes a memory configured to store instructions, and a screen configured to display data.
Blackberry Limited

Device and inputting chinese characters, and chinese character search method using same

A device for inputting chinese characters according to the present invention is a chinese character inputting device for inputting chinese characters into an information communication terminal and comprises: character keys which use each stroke in [] that are the components of the character system ‘’ as basic graphemes, which consist of a plurality of keys for allocating graphemes formed through continuous transformation from the basic graphemes, and which are for inputting graphemes corresponding to the manipulation of one or a plurality of the keys in time series order; a selection key that enables the selection of one of the graphemes or chinese characters that can be formed by manipulating the character keys; a storage unit that stores the graphemes, characters and chinese characters formed of at least two or more graphemes that are coupled according to a set sequence; a control unit that searches the storage unit for graphemes inputted through the character keys, characters and chinese characters formed through the coupling of at least two or more graphemes, and chinese characters selected through the selection key, and generates the searched graphemes, characters, and chinese characters; and a display unit on which the graphemes inputted through the character keys, the characters or the chinese characters selected through the selection key, and the graphemes, the characters, and the chinese characters generated by the control unit are displayed.. .

Illuminated plate for motor vehicle

An illuminated plate for motor vehicles includes: a base sheet; an electroluminescent sheet; a background sheet which is transparent, translucent, or reflective, and which has a cutout section constituted by openings shaped in characters for display; character inserts which are transparent or translucent and shaped in the characters, which character inserts are infixed in the corresponding openings of the characters in the cutout section; and a clear cover sheet.. .

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

A limited display area can be effectively used for character display. According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a derivation unit configured to derive a length by which a position of a head character laid out at a beginning of a line or column of characters displayed in a display area of a display unit can be changed within a range in which a letter form of the head character does not exceed the display area, and an adjustment unit configured to adjust the layout position of the head character and that of a character subsequent to the head character based on the length..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Identification panel and production thereof

An identification panel has a first, upper plastic ply in a first color and at least one second plastic ply, situated below the first plastic ply, in a second color, with depressions being provided in the first, upper plastic ply, by removal of material, for the representation of characters or symbols, and extending as far as the second, lower plastic ply. A method for producing an identification panel of this kind provides for depressions to be made in the first plastic ply by removal of material to generate characters or symbols, the depressions extending through the first plastic ply at least as far as the second plastic ply..
Nienstedt Gmbh

Capacitive rotary encoder

A human machine interface includes a capacitive touch screen having a capacitive sensor. The capacitive touch screen displays text characters and/or graphical information.
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Of America, Division Of Panasonic Corporation Of North America

Character based search and discovery of media content

Mechanisms are provided for character-based and image-based media content search and discovery. Character images or entity images are mapped to corresponding media content.
Mobitv, Inc.

Projecting text characters onto a textured surface

A method, apparatus and system of projecting text characters onto a textured document are described. The method comprises determining, from a captured image of the textured surface, a measure of the texture on the surface for a region of the textured surface over which the text characters are to be projected; selecting, based on a function of the determined measure, a glyph set, each glyph in the glyph set having visually contrasting inner and outer portions, the outer portion being sized proportionally to the inner portion according to the determined measure; and projecting the text characters onto the textured surface on of region using the selected glyph set..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, and computer readable medium

An image processing apparatus includes a reception unit, an acquisition unit, an enlarging/reducing unit, and a detector. The reception unit receives two image data to be compared.
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

Lossy text source coding by word length

According to one embodiment, a method for lossy data compression is provided. The method may include receiving a data message from a sender.
International Business Machines Corporation

Device and currency conversion

An information processing method running on a mobile device for converting a textual representation of a currency amount from a base currency to a target currency is provided, including capturing an image of text including a currency amount from a selected region in a larger portion of text displayed on the display; determining the parameters of a region of interest by detecting one or more contours of individual characters located in the captured image; defining an analysis image by the mobile device by selecting a portion of the captured image using the parameters of the region of interest; recognizing a series of non-numerical symbols and numbers in the analysis image by the mobile device via optical character recognition; adding, by the mobile device, the recognized non-numerical symbols and the numbers as an entry in an array; selecting one of the entries from the array; converting the numerical amount from the base currency to the target currency; and overlaying in the selected region, the converted numerical amount in the target currency.. .
Travelex Currency Services Inc.

Printer, method, and program for printing arabic characters

A printer according to an embodiment includes an interface that receives arabic character data. A control portion includes an image buffer that stores the arabic character data and a character generator that stores font data corresponding to the arabic character data.
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

Data generating apparatus, data generating method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium containing instructions to generate data

A data generating apparatus includes a first storage storing a content having multiple regions, a second storage storing a parent-child relationship table, a first identifier configured to identify a target region, an updater configured to update the characters included in the target region, a changer configured to change the target region to a parent region corresponding to the target region when a carry occurs during updating, and a generator configured to generate print data of the content. The updater is configured to update the characters included in the changed target region, and the data generating apparatus further includes a second identifier configured to identify a deletion region, a first deleter configured to delete the deletion region from the content, and a second deleter configured to delete a parent region and a child region corresponding to the deletion region based on the parent-child relationship table of the deletion region..
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Electronic apparatus and method

According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a hardware processor. The hardware processor converts a first character in a first image of images in which characters of languages are rendered, into a first character code by using dictionary data for a first language environment, converts the first character into a second character code by using dictionary data for a second language environment, causes a memory to store a pair of the first character code and a first area in the first image corresponding to the first character code, and causes the memory to store a pair of the second character code and a second area in the first image corresponding to the second character code..
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Systems and methods for linking medical records with images for distribution

Systems and methods are provided access to medical images and clinical data are disclosed herein. In an aspect, disclosed is a method comprising requesting access, by an application executing on a first user network device, to a first authorized set of data files comprising a first authorized set of video files or a first authorized set of image files, wherein the data files are located at a data repository.
Olah Healthcare Technology, Inc.

Systems and methods for linking medical records within claim messages

Systems and methods are provided for linking medical claims to a message. A system can comprise a linking component that links a personal health identifier to a set of clinical data, a generation component that generates a link comprising a set of characters representing the personal health identifier corresponding to a first subset of clinical data of the set of clinical data, wherein the generating the link is based on a first claim associated with the personal health identifier, and wherein the first subset of clinical data represents a limited set of clinical information corresponding to the first claim, a collection component that collects a set of descriptive information in response to a request to access the first subset of clinical data, and a messaging component that sends an electronic claim message comprising the link embedded within the electronic claim message and the set of descriptive information..
Olah Healthcare Technology, Inc.

Language translation for display device

A display method includes reading from a memory a language setting representing an original language and a first target language; detecting a first set of one or more characters input in the original language; recognizing the first set of one or more characters as first text; translating the first text from the original language to the first target language; displaying the translated first text on one or more display areas; translating the translated first text back to the original language; and displaying the first text translated back to the original language on the one or more display areas.. .
Konica Minolta Laboratory U.s.a., Inc.

Unified language modeling framework for word prediction, auto-completion and auto-correction

Systems and processes for unified language modeling are provided. In accordance with one example, a method includes, at an electronic device with one or more processors and memory, receiving a character of a sequence of characters and determining a current character context based on the received character of the sequence of characters and a previous character context.
Apple Inc.

Collapsible text input box

A method truncates text entered via a text box user interface element. The method includes displaying a user interface on a display device of a client computing device, where the user interface includes first and second text entry fields within a collapsible text entry box.
Google Inc.

Input device interaction

A method and system for interacting with an input device is provided. The method includes initializing a virtual keyboard viewable via an eyewear based video display enabled computing device.
International Business Machines Corporation

Rotatable feeding member and rotatable fixing member

A rotatable feeding member for feeding a recording material includes a surface layer formed of a resin material, and a character portion including characters selected from alphabetical and numeral characters made visible by recessing the surface layer, wherein the characters are arranged along a circumferential direction of the rotatable feeding member. The characters are slanted with respect to a longitudinal direction of the rotatable feeding member..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Semiconductor device and manufacture

A device comprising a semiconductor device, a conductive via laterally separated from the semiconductor, an encapsulant between the semiconductor device and the conductive via, and a mark. The mark is formed from characters that are either cross-free characters or else have a overlap count of less than two.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.

Braille generator and converter

Techniques described herein relate to generating braille output and/or visual display output based on received mathematical expression input. Data corresponding to one or more mathematical expressions may be received via expression input devices or visual display devices, and may be converted to braille output characters for display on refreshable braille devices.

Input authentication method, input authentication system and lock with input authentication system

An input authentication method includes a processing unit generating a lead code according to a predetermined character string, wherein the predetermined character string includes a plurality of randomly arranged characters, the lead code is composed of n characters selected from the predetermined character string, and n is a positive integer; displaying the lead code on an input interface; the input interface receiving a first input; and when the first input corresponds to the n characters of the lead code, the processing unit performing a predetermined operation.. .
Taiwan Fu Hsing Industrial Co., Ltd.

Suggesting emoji characters based on current contextual emotional state of user

A current perceived emotional state of a user is determined. A semantic content of text inputted by the user can also be determined, as can an ongoing context in which the text inputted by the user pertains.
International Business Machines Corporation

Emoji semantic verification and recovery

A method and system are provided for assisting a user with emoji in communication content. The method includes receiving, by a user interface, an input string that includes one or more emoji characters for interpretation based on a user profile.
International Business Machines Corporation

Emoji semantic verification and recovery

A method and system are provided for assisting a user with emoji in communication content. The system includes a user interface for receiving an input string that includes one or more emoji characters for interpretation based on a user profile.
International Business Machines Corporation

Densely stored strings

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for densely storing strings within the memory of a software program. During operation, the system receives a set of characters to be stored in a string, wherein each character is encoded using a multi-byte public encoding.
Oracle International Corporation

Facilitating selection of attribute values for graphical elements

A computer-implemented technique is described herein for facilitating a user's interaction with graphical elements, such as emoji characters. The technique entails: presenting a collection of graphical elements on a display surface of a user interface mechanism; presenting a selector mechanism on the display surface that provides a plurality of attribute value options (such as skin tone options); receiving a selection by the user of one of the attribute value options, to provide a selected attribute value; globally modifying at least a subset of the graphical elements in the collection based on the selected attribute value, and displaying those modified graphical elements.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Keyboard and mouse of handheld digital device

A keyboard for a handheld device comprises a plurality of side-keys and a main keyboard. The side-keys are configured at one side(s) and/or back of the device and used for changing layout of the main keyboard and operated by one hand holding the device.

Facilitating personal assistance for curation of multimedia and generation of stories at computing devices

A mechanism is described for facilitating personal assistance for curation of multimedia and generation of stories at computing devices according to one embodiment. A method of embodiments, as described herein, includes receiving, by one or more capturing/sensing components at a computing device, one or more media items relating to an event, and capturing a theme from the one or more media items, where the theme is captured based on at least one of activities, textual content, and scenes associated with the event.
Intel Corporation

Path encoding and decoding

This invention relates to a system, method and computer program product for encoding an input string of binary characters including: a cellular data structure definition including a starting empty cell; one or more path definitions defining paths through the data structure; a character reading and writing engine for writing a binary character to an empty cell with a predefined initial position; a next cell determination engine for determining a next empty cell by methodically checking cells along one of the paths in the data structure until an empty cell is located; a loop facilitator for looping back to the writing next character step and the determining next cell step until there are no more data characters or a next empty cell is not determined; and a serialization deserialization engine for methodically serializing the data structure into a one dimensional binary string of characters representing an encoded string of alphanumeric characters.. .
International Business Machines Corporation

Categorizing concept terms for game-based training in cognitive computing systems

A first list that includes a first set of one or more concept terms may be obtained. The first set of one or more concept terms may be candidates for being conceptually related to a seed concept term.
International Business Machines Corporation

Game-based training for cognitive computing systems

A first seed concept term may be identified. The first seed concept term may be to train a cognitive computing system.
International Business Machines Corporation

Printer device

The present invention is to provide a printer device capable of obtaining a print result having a good balance between characters in a predetermined print area and thus having good appearance. When the print length of an input character string is to be corrected, a comparison is first made in terms of the length of blank in each character and/or clearance between characters.
Nisca Corporation

Method and system for masking of cheque image based on user access privileges

A method and system masks sensitive fields on a cheque image based one or more access privileges assigned to a user. The method involves receiving a cheque image at a cheque masking engine.
Infosys Limited

Search method

This string search method for a computer that searches documents for a specified string includes the following steps: a first step in which the specified string is divided into a plurality of characters or strings, including a first character or string and a second character or string; a second step in which a plurality of sets are created by grouping a plurality of documents in units; a third step in which a determination is made as to whether or not the first character or string appears in that set; a fourth step in which a determination is made as to whether or not the second character or string appears in that set; and a sixth step in which, if first appearance information and second appearance information were both added to one of the plurality of sets, namely a first set, a detailed search is performed on said first set.. .
Hitachi, Ltd.

Emoji and canned responses

At an electronic device, detect a first input on the touch-sensitive surface that represents selection of a first ideogram. Identify at least one attribute of the first ideogram.
Apple Inc.

Customizable software keyboard layouts and accessory view

Virtual input devices open new opportunities for rapid text input. The keyboard layouts and accessory views defined here learn and become more customized literally after each tap of a key.

Portable electronic device

When image data is displayed on the display portion of a conventional mobile telephone, characters cannot be displayed thereon, and thus the image data and the characters cannot be simultaneously displayed. In a portable electronic device according to the present invention, a cover member having a first display device (101) for displaying an image (digital still image or the like) and a second display device (102) having a touch input operational portion (for displaying characters, symbols, or the like) are attached to each other so as to allow opening and closing..
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.



Characters topics:
  • Characters
  • Touchscreen
  • Virtual Keyboard
  • Microprocessor
  • Character String
  • Readability
  • Alphanumeric
  • Electronic Device


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