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1. (WO2017153836) INTUITIVE SELECTION OF A DIGITAL STROKE GROUPING

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/153836    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2017/000257
Publication Date: Fri Sep 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Mar 04 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G06F 17/24
Applicants: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
Inventors: ISKANDER, Carine Ramses
WU, Jie
MIKUTEL, Ian William
SYKES, Sarah Elizabeth
GARBER, David Glen
Title: INTUITIVE SELECTION OF A DIGITAL STROKE GROUPING
Abstract:
Improved accuracy and user interaction efficiency for selecting a grouping of digital strokes is provided. In response to receiving an indication of a selection input on or in proximity to a digital stroke, a determination is made as to whether the digital stroke is part of an existing group of digital strokes. When the digital stroke is not part of an existing group, an analysis of the digital stroke and other digital strokes within a calculated boundary is performed for determining which strokes should be included in a stroke grouping. A stroke grouping is generated based on the determination. Accordingly, in response to the selection input on or in proximity to the digital stroke, the selection is expanded to the stroke grouping, thus improving the accuracy of the selection gesture and improving computer efficiency.