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1. (WO2017200578) PREDICTING NEXT LETTERS AND DISPLAYING THEM WITHIN KEYS OF A GRAPHICAL KEYBOARD

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/200578    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/068057
Publication Date: Fri Nov 24 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Dec 22 00:59:59 CET 2016
IPC: G06F 17/27
G06F 3/023
G06F 3/0488
Applicants: GOOGLE LLC
Inventors: BI, Xiaojun
Title: PREDICTING NEXT LETTERS AND DISPLAYING THEM WITHIN KEYS OF A GRAPHICAL KEYBOARD
Abstract:
A computing device is described that outputs, for display, a graphical keyboard including a set of keys. The set of keys includes a first key that is associated with a first character. The computing device determines a candidate word that includes the first character and determines a score associated with the candidate word that indicates a probability of the candidate word being entered by one or more subsequent selections of one or more of the set of keys. In response to determining that the score associated with the candidate word satisfies a threshold, the computing device determines, based on a spelling of the candidate word, a second character of the candidate word and outputs, for display within the first key, a graphical indication of the first character and a graphical indication of the second character.