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Title: G-IM: An Input Method of Chinese Characters for Character Amnesia Prevention
Authors: Nishimoto, Kazushi
Wei, Jianning
Keywords: Input method of Chinese characters
character amnesia
incorrect character shapes
pronunciation-based input method
(re)building retention and recall of Chinese characters
Issue Date: 2015-02-22
Publisher: IARIA
Magazine name: ACHI 2015, The Eighth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions
Start page: 118
End page: 124
Abstract: Character amnesia is a recent phenomenon in which native Chinese or Japanese speakers forget how to write Chinese characters (Kanji in Japanese), but maintain the ability to read them. It is generally believed that the constant use of computers and mobile phones equipped with pronunciation-based Chinese-character input systems is to blame. Therefore, particularly in China, several element-based input methods that require users to input radicals of the Chinese characters have been developed. However, these methods are not effective for learning how to write unfamiliar characters. This paper proposes a novel pronunciation-based input method called G-IM. Unlike conventional methods, G-IM sometimes outputs incorrect character shapes, which forces users to pay close attention to the character shapes and thus strengthens retention and recall. Through user studies, we confirmed that G-IM significantly strengthens the retention and recall of character shapes as compared to conventional input methods and writing by hand.
Rights: Copyright (C) 2015 IARIA. Kazushi Nishimoto, Jianning Wei, ACHI 2015, The Eighth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions, 2015, 118-124. This material is posted here with permission of IARIA.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10119/12882
Material Type: publisher
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