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|1. (WO2017180377) VARIABLE DWELL TIME KEYBOARD|
|Applicants:||MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
|Inventors:||MORRIS, Meredith June
WILLIAMS, Shane Frandon
SHAH, Mira Eileen
KULKARNI, Harish S.
BEAVERS, Jay Curtis
CAMPBELL, Jonathan Thomas
ANSELL, Peter John
|Title:||VARIABLE DWELL TIME KEYBOARD|
The systems and techniques described herein implement an improved gaze-based on-screen keyboard that provide dynamically variable dwell times to increase throughput and reduce errors. Utilizing a language model, the probability that each key of the on-screen keyboard will be the subsequential key can be determined, and based at least in part on this determined probability, a dwell time can be assigned to each key. When used as an iterative process, a minimum dwell time may be gradually reduced as confidence in the subsequential key increases to provide a cascading minimum dwell time.