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task #13121: Enable varnam's suggestions system to be used from Inscript or any other input system

Submitted by:  Navaneeth <navaneethkn>
Submitted on:  Fri 07 Mar 2014 05:26:02 AM UTC  
 
Should Start On:  Thu 06 Mar 2014 03:00:00 PM UTC Should be Finished on:  Thu 06 Mar 2014 03:00:00 PM UTC
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  None
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  None
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Fri 07 Mar 2014 05:26:02 AM UTC, original submission:

Varnam has knowledge about lot of words. This idea proposes a method to use these words and provide suggestions for other input systems. Basically, in Varnam, the API call will be something like,

```c
varnam_get_suggestions (handle, "भारत");
```

This will fetch all the suggestions which has the given prefix.

`varnam_get_suggestions` needs to keep track of the previous words and use [n-gram](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N-gram) based dataset to filter the results. This should also learn the words back into the word corpus that varnam is using. Filtering suggestions won't be just a prefix search, but it will have knowledge about how text can be written in the target language and provide smart filtering. Searching in a large corpus and providing real-time suggestions makes this a challenging task.

Once this is implemented in `libvarnam`, it can be used in the ibus-engine.

  • Complexity: Advanced
  • Knowledge required: C
Navaneeth <navaneethkn>
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