Imagine the frustration of trying to write a quick text message and having your phone autocorrect everything for you! You can save yourself from this annoyance by simply changing two letters.
But what if those weren’t enough? Now imagine that instead, every time there is an error in predictive texting (or any other form), it would automatically correct five more keystrokes- increasing not only how fast one could communicate but also the accuracy with less mistake-prone input per word/phrase attempted at once.
Predictive text is a technology that predicts the next word the user would like to input, saving them time and effort.
Smartphones and tablets are the primary platforms for this technology, which help people type faster, easier, and more efficiently in composing messages or emails.
Predictive text is a tool that helps you type faster by predicting what word or phrase is going to be next. It works on principles of linguistics, and may also use your past entries in its database – so it knows all about you!
How does Predictive Text work?
Predictive text works by keeping a tally of the words you have been using in your messages and then predicts what word would be most likely to appear next. It does this because it saves the user time and effort to type their message.
As you start typing a word, predictive text will look at what comes before it and after, as well as the context in which the word is being used so that it can predict correctly how many possible input words could come next.
For example “Where are” could be followed by either “you”, “we”, or “they”. So if I were to write out, “where are you going?”, Predictive text would suggest all three. Once I have selected a potential option the program will look at the next possible word that could follow and then suggest that as well, and so on.
When did Predictive Text begin?
The predictive text started in the 1990s when engineers created a keyboard for mobile devices which would reduce the time it took to input words by suggesting words from a list of possibilities.
Since then, the predictive text has been tweaked and improved upon to make even more accurate predictions about what you want to say at any given moment. In addition, predictive text can also be used to help simplify your daily conversations, such as creating calendar appointments or sending emails.