New iTAP Predicts Whole Sentences
Dec 10, 2003, 10:59 AM by (staff)
Motorola today announced version 6.0 of its iTAPô Intelligent Text Entry System for mobile phones. Like previous versions, the software predicts which letter and word is intended based on single key presses on a standard 12-key keypad. New in version 6 is the ability to predict entire sentences as well. The software adapts to individual users by learning from past input. iTAP competes with T9 from AOL and eZiText from ZiCorp. iTAP 6.0 is available for license, and will appear in some Motorola phones early next year.
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Facebook Tweaking News Feed Algorithm
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