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OpenAdaptxt: an open source enabling technology for high quality text entry

Dunlop, Mark and Motaparti, Sunil and Dona, Prima and Durga, naveen and De Meo, Roberto (2012) OpenAdaptxt: an open source enabling technology for high quality text entry. In: CHI 2012 Workshop on Designing and Evaluating Text Entry Methods, 2012-05-05 - 2012-05-05.


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Modern text entry systems, especially for touch screen phones and novel devices, rely on complex underlying technologies such as error correction and word suggestion. Furthermore, for global deployment a vast number of languages have to be supported. Together this has raised the entry bar for new text entry techniques, which makes developing and testing a longer process thus stifling innovation. For example, testing a new feedback mechanism in comparison to a stock keyboard now requires the researchers to support at least slip correction and probably word suggestion. This paper introduces OpenAdaptxt: an open source community driven text input platform to enable development of higher quality text input solutions. It is the first commercial-grade open source enabling technology for modern text entry that supports both multiple platforms and dictionary support for over 50 spoken languages.