ENHANCING JOB OPPORTUNITIES BY USING ADAPTIVE FLEXIBLE ABBREVIATION EXPANSION TO INCREASE TYPING RATE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$30,000.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
14611
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Gms Systems
954 New London Rd, Newark, DE, 19711
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Gregg M Stum
Director
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
WITH THE EMERGENCE OF THE COMPUTER AS A BASIC TOOL IN THE WORKPLACE, TYPING IS AN ESSENTIAL VOCATIONAL SKILL. PEOPLE WHO ARE UNABLE TO FULLY UTILIZE STANDARD KEYBOARDS HAVE SIGNIFICANLY LOWER TYPING RATES. ABBREVIATION EXPANSION IS A POWERFUL TECHNIQUE FOR SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASING THIS RATE. CURRENT EXPANDERS RESTRICT THEMSELVES TO FIXED ABBREVIATION SCHEMES TO ACHIEVE ACCEPTABLE PERFORMANCE. THIS RESTRICTION IMPOSES UNNECESSARY BURDENS ON BOTH ITS USER AND THE PERSON CHARGED WITH CONSTRUCTING THIS SCHEME FOR THAT USER. ADAPTIVE FLEXIBLE ABBREVIATION EXPANSION IS AN INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY SYNTHESIZING ALL THE BEST FEATURES OF CURRENT TECHNOLOGIES WHILE AVOIDING THEIR DRAWBACKS. WHILE THERE IS A DEMONSTRATED NEED FOR AN ABBREVIATION EXPANDER THAT FREES ITS USER FROM MEMORIZING ANY SPECIFIC SCHEME, CAN ADJUST ITSELF TO ITS USER'S PREFERENCES AND PATTERNS, CAN PRODUCE A FIXED SCHEME IF NECESSARY, AND IS INDEPENDENT OF ANY SPECIFIC APPLICATION, THE PROBLEM IS THATNONE IS YET BEING DEVELOPED. NOW THAT ADVANCES IN COMPUTER HARDWARE MAKE A MORE SOPHISTICATED SOLUTION PRACTICAL, THIS PROJECT ANSWERS THAT NEED BY PRODUCING THE FLEXIBLE ADAPTIVE EXPANDER BASED ON ADAPTIVE FLEXIBLE ABBREVIATION EXPANSION.

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