A 2-by-6-Button Japanese Software Keyboard for Tablets

Kei Takei, Kei Takei, Hiroshi Hosobe, Hiroshi Hosobe

Abstract

Increasingly more people are using tablets. When they enter text, they usually use software keyboards. However, such software keyboards are not specialized in tablets. In this paper, we propose a software keyboard for tablets. Tailored to its user’s use of the index, middle, and third fingers on a tablet screen, the keyboard consists of 2-by-6 buttons. It is focused on Japanese kana characters, and enables the user to enter a character usually with two strokes. We present the results of the experiment that we performed to evaluate the proposed keyboard by comparing it with a standard QWERTY software keyboard. The results indicate a trade-off between the average time lengths for entering a character and the average error rates for entering a word; the proposed keyboard resulted in a lower average error rate but in a longer average time length.

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Takei K. and Hosobe H. (2018). A 2-by-6-Button Japanese Software Keyboard for Tablets.In Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 2: HUCAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-288-2, pages 147-154. DOI: 10.5220/0006652701470154


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@conference{hucapp18,
author={Kei Takei and Hiroshi Hosobe},
title={A 2-by-6-Button Japanese Software Keyboard for Tablets},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 2: HUCAPP,},
year={2018},
pages={147-154},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006652701470154},
isbn={978-989-758-288-2},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 2: HUCAPP,
TI - A 2-by-6-Button Japanese Software Keyboard for Tablets
SN - 978-989-758-288-2
AU - Takei K.
AU - Hosobe H.
PY - 2018
SP - 147
EP - 154
DO - 10.5220/0006652701470154


in Harvard Style

Takei K. and Hosobe H. (2018). A 2-by-6-Button Japanese Software Keyboard for Tablets.In - HUCAPP, ISBN , pages 0-0. DOI: 10.5220/0006652701470154


in Bibtex Style

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title={A 2-by-6-Button Japanese Software Keyboard for Tablets},
booktitle={ - HUCAPP,},
year={2018},
pages={},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006652701470154},
isbn={},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - - HUCAPP,
TI - A 2-by-6-Button Japanese Software Keyboard for Tablets
SN -
AU - Takei K.
AU - Hosobe H.
PY - 2018
SP - 0
EP - 0
DO - 10.5220/0006652701470154