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Re: Bug#226593: ITP: prime -- a Japanese PRedictive Input Method Editor


Hidetaka Iwai <tyuyu@debian.or.jp> wrote:
Message-ID: <[🔎] 20040114.164245.41637049.tyuyu@sings.jp>

> > What languages does this package work for? From the short description, 
> > I'd guess Japanese; from the long description English; and overall, I'm 
> > not sure.
> > 
> > Please clarify the long description.
> PRIME aims to work for Japanese, though it can handle English with
> a proper dictionary.  I'll rewrite the example in the long description
> with Japanese words.

Upstream author suggests the following description.

 PRIME is a Japanese PRedictive Input Method Editor.
 PRIME predicts user's input words using the knowledge of natural
 language and the history of user's operations, and reduces the cost of
 typing by the user.  For example, if a user wants to input
 "application" and types "ap" as the beginning characters of the word,
 PRIME might predict some candidate words like "apple", "application",
 "appointment", etc...  And then the user can input "application"
 easily by selecting the word from the candidate words by PRIME.

 PRIME works for Japanese at this stage, although it essentially can
 deal with other languages.

I think this is more appropriate than rewriting the previous
description with examples of Japanese words.

 Hidetaka Iwai

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