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Swype, a living keyboard

Swype is a virtual keyboard software application for touchscreen devices. It was developed by Nuance Communications and was first released in 2002. Swype is known for its ability to allow users to input text by “swiping” their finger across the virtual keyboard, rather than tapping on individual keys. This can make typing on a touchscreen device faster and more efficient.

Swype also includes a number of other features that are designed to improve the typing experience on touchscreen devices. These features include:

  • Word prediction: Swype uses artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to predict the words that a user is likely to type next, based on the context of the sentence and the user’s typing history. This can help speed up the typing process.
  • Customization options: Swype allows users to customize the appearance and layout of the virtual keyboard, as well as the size of the keys and the color scheme.
  • Multilingual support: Swype supports a wide range of languages and allows users to switch between languages easily while typing.

Swype is available for a variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches. It is available as a standalone app or as a built-in feature on some devices.

1 thought on “Swype, a living keyboard”

  1. Reblogged this on Kilt Linguist או: מסעות ירמיה and commented:
    New NLP adventure: a learning, “living” keyboard. This is from Nuance, who are quite big in the industry, to say the least, especially the Automatic Speech Recognition industry.
    I would assume the data a user provides to the application is of course of great use for Nuance, but for now I’m posting this in light of the cool machine learning it does, and the nice NLP aspects it must have.

    Gut Shabbes everyone,
    I be in Israel in just a bit!

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