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Text Entry Systems by Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii, I. Scott MacKenzie

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Preface: Variety and Universality

I. Scott MacKenzie and Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii

Text entry has never been as important as it is today, because of the huge success of mobile computing and text messaging on mobile phones and other small devices like the PDA and hand-held PC. Compared with earlier times, when text entry was done only with a keyboard, people now use a variety of devices and this device option is increasing.

Variety does not lie only in the devices. New technologies are established and now becoming available. Entry modalities have become more varied, i.e., speech recognition/synthesis, handwriting recognition, and eye-tracking using image processing on Web cams. Statistical language modeling has advanced greatly over the past 10 ...

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