La nuova beta di Swype rilancia la sfida a SwiftKey Flow con l’aggiunta del “living language”

Nicola Ligas

Se da un lato SwiftKey Flow promette di unire il mondo della scrittura predittiva con quello tramite swipe, dall’altro la rivale Swype non può restare a guardare, e la sua ultima beta cerca di rendere pan per focaccia al rivale.

Living Language, è infatti in pratica la versione predittiva di Swype, fronendo predizioni basate sulle parole che usiamo più spesso quando scriviamo. È inoltre possibile, tramite un apposito editor, segnalare le parole scorrette e fornire alternative. La predizione è inoltre basata anche sulla posizione, in modo da renderla ancora più accurata (facile immaginare che se ci si trovasse a Las Vegas in questi giorni, la parola “CES” sarebbe molto gettonata).

Se siete quindi curiosi di provare questa nuova versione, dirigetevi su beta.swype.com dal vostro dispositivo Android, e scaricate gratuitamente l’ultima beta. Dopo lo stacco trovate invece il comunicato stampa originale.

Nuance Unveils Swype Living Language

Nuance Innovates Crowd Sourcing for the Keyboard; Swype Living Language Learns from Users around the Globe

Burlington, MA and Las Vegas (CES 2013) – January 7, 2013 – Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced a further evolution of intuitive and intelligent keyboards with the launch of Swype Living Language. An evolution of the Hotwords technology announced in September, Swype Living Language uses crowdsourcing to analyze new words and phrases in real-time, continuously updating our language dictionaries.

The Swype keyboard has undergone a rapid transformation in the last year. In addition to integrating the power of Dragon voice recognition, Swype has also been augmented by integrating with personalized, intelligent dictionaries that learn and adapt to the words and phrases that people use most. Now, Swype Living Language allows people who opt-in to share and receive trending words and phrases in real-time, creating an up-to-date, crowd-sourced language model. The result is a predictive input experience that is incredibly simple and fast, with relevant, trending words and phrases supported as you swype, write, speak or tap.

Swype now also features Smart Editor, which analyzes an entire sentence, flagging any potential errors for a quick fix and update, including suggesting the most likely alternatives based on contextual analysis.

Swype has also expanded dictation capabilities and now supports Dragon Dictation in a dozen new languages including Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Malay, Romanian, Slovak, Turkish, Thai, Vietnamese, and Ukrainian.

“Swype continues to be the best keyboard in the industry, leading the way with innovations that really work and that people really use – and Swype Living Language is yet another example,” said Aaron Sheedy, vice president, text input, Nuance Mobile. “By leveraging the cloud and crowd-sourcing input from around the world, Swype provides users with a device that further humanizes interactions through touch-and changes the way our increasingly dynamic language is learned and used.”

Download the Swype Beta for Android to any Android device including those with Swype preloaded, by simply visiting http://beta.swype.com. Nuance’s Swype Living Language keyboard is compatible with the Swype Platform which is available for OEMs supporting the Android Platform as well as via an SDK for other operating systems.

Swype is a part of Nuance’s portfolio of voice, touch and natural language understanding innovations that are defining a new generation of intelligent systems and personal assistant technologies, which include Dragon NaturallySpeaking, Dragon Dictate for Mac, Dragon Assistant for Intel-inspired Ultrabooks, Dragon Dictation, Dragon Go!, Dragon Mobile Assistant, Dragon Drive!, Dragon TV, Dragon ID, and Dragon Voicemail to Text. With Nuance technology, people experience more humanized interactions with the world’s best phones, tablets, computers, cars, TVs, apps and services from leading manufacturers and operators. To learn more visit www.nuancemobilelife.com.

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