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General Swipe Prediction and Word Frequency Analysis

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cdouble, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. cdouble

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    My experience with the swipe prediction function is sometimes fantastic but too often (and needlessly) maddening. I believe the developers have gone too far with the dictionary, capturing infrequently used words for edge cases at the expense of overall prediction accuracy.

    Swipe "from" and instead I get "groin", swipe "work" and I get "whorl", swipe "weather" and I get "Starkey". I could slow down and be more precise in my swipes but but that's not the point of swipe. I would rather swipe fast for the 95% of the most common words and then add my 5% edge cases to the dictionary manually. This would vastly reduce the false positives and improve the overall experience.

    So I am looking to replace the dictionary with a much shorter one based on most frequently used words. Any thoughts or advice on how to replace the dictionary file and where to find an abbreviated one are greatly appreciated.

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    Might be worth reporting the problem here.
    http://forum.swype.com/

    Because Swype themselves would be in a much better position to fix the bug than anyone else. :thumbsupdroid: i.e. it's their app.
     
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    Actually I'm using the default Samsung keyboard. They have swipe functionality similar to "Swype." I've had similar experiences with both.

    Also not sure if wither of them would consider this a "bug" since they presumably made a conscious choice to use an exhaustive dictionary.

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