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Title: US6014615: System and method for processing morphological and syntactical analyses of inputted Chinese language phrases
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Chen, Chengjun Julian; Yorktown Heights, NY

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporaiton, Armonk, NY
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Published / Filed: 2000-01-11 / 1997-08-29

Application Number: US1997000920805

IPC Code: Advanced: G06F 3/00; G06F 3/01; G06F 17/27; G06F 17/28;
IPC-7: B41J 5/08; G06F 17/27; G06F 17/28;

ECLA Code: G06F17/27A4; G06F3/01M; G06F17/27A2; G06F17/27C; G06F17/27M; G06F17/27R;

U.S. Class: Current: 704/003; 345/171; 704/007; 704/009; 715/264;
Original: 704/003; 704/007; 704/009; 707/535; 345/171;

Field of Search: 704/002,3,4,7,8,9,10 707/535,536 400/110 345/171

Priority Number:
1997-08-29  US1997000920805
1994-08-16  US1994000515547

Abstract:     Phonetic Chinese (Pinyin and BPMF) is entered into a computer system and accurately converted into the Hanzi form. The system has a novel keyboard with diacritic keys (and corresponding ASCII coding) that permit the user to annotate each entered phonetic text syllable with a diacritic that indicates the tone of the syllable. A process executing on the system determines that a syllable has been entered when a diacritic (or delimiter) key is struck. An entered phonetic syllable is then compared to a list of acceptable phonetic syllables and abbreviations. If the entered syllable is on the list, the correctly spelled and accented syllable is stored in memory and displayed on a phonetic portion of a graphical display. The process continues for succeeding syllables until a delimiter is entered. Upon encountering a delimiter, the word string (defined as the string of characters between two delimiters) is analyzed using morphological and syntactical processes and/or a statistical language model to unambiguously determine the proper Hanzi characters that represent the word(s) in the word string. The unique Hanzi translation is stored in memory and displayed on a Hanzi portion of the graphical interface.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Percello, Louis J. ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Thomas, Joseph;

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US1994000515547 1994-08-16       


       
Parent Case:     This is a divisional application of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 08/515,547 to Chen, filed on Aug. 16, 1994.

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First Claim:
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I claim:     1. A method where a word string is processed by a morphology process comprising the steps of:
  • removing one or more affixes from the word string to create a root, the removed affix being one of the affixes on an affix list;
  • comparing the root to one or more of the words in a vocabulary to find a match, the vocabulary having a plurality of words, each with one or more Hanzi translations, the word in the vocabulary matching the root being the root match; and
  • storing in the computer memory the Hanzi translation of the root match.


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