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- These templates came from the article Word prediction which I now merge with Autocomplete. See reasons at the bottom of this talk page. Roger491127 (talk) 09:40, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
Verb or noun
hm.. the screenshot & utility looks like spam to me. Check the picture description :
Niels Gron, www.AquaFold.com, http://aquafold.com/6.0screens/main-qanalyzer-large.jpg
the named company offers aquafold for $ fee.
I found the article to be quite useful. Perhaps it mentions one company or another, but this may be unavoidable. It mentions Microsoft Outlook, but I doubt this is advertisement by Microsoft. It is also important to mention services that are commonly available, even for a fee, as long as it is not disparaging or biased. I do however find a discussion on the limitations of autocomplete lacking. The article mentions the limitations but does not elaborate. Kattuub (talk) 21:11, 20 March 2008 (UTC)
Editing IE6 autocomplete
An image would be useful.
Imagine a user trying to figure out some software or something. They come across the phrase "autocomplete" and turn to Google to figure out what it means, which leads them here. If there were an example image of autocompletion (such as a search here on Wikipedia), that user would know *instantly* what it was, without having to read a single word. It would greatly add to the encyclopedic value of this article. :) 184.108.40.206 (talk) 23:11, 7 June 2010 (UTC)
- Autocorrection (which I moved from text replacement which
should really go to search-and-replace: is there a page for that?I have made a DAB)
- Autoreplace (which should be autoreplacement per WP:NOUN)
- Autocomplete (which should be autocompletion per WP:NOUN)
Merging all three seems to make sense. They are distinct but related and a single page would simplify the duplication in content. I don't know what the best name would be. jnestorius(talk) 09:56, 24 November 2011 (UTC)
No to merge, because they are different programs. An autocorrect program does not learn new words, it just replaces what it thinks is wrong with the closest correct word. and it should ask before action. A good autocomplete program can be given a wordlist of correct words in one language and it also learns new words. If you write a word 2 or 3 times it is incorporated in a user wordlist for that language. In use you set it to the language you want to use, I am personally changing between English and Swedish, and when I start to write a word a box with alternatives shows up, with numbered alternatives. For example if I write rel a box shows up showing 6 alternatives, religious, relative, religion,relation, relatives, related. I push the number before the word I intended and I don't have to write the rest of the word. The program I use learns my habits, so it shows the words I often use at the top of the list. There are at least 15 autocomplete programs and several of them are freeware, the autocomplete article should list and compare these programs.
Some autocomplete programs also work as a shorthand program for common phrases.
So we need at least two articles, autocomplete and autocorrect, and maybe autoreplacement as a more general term, as a disambiguation page. Autoreplacement, did you look for autocomplete or autocorrect? Roger491127 (talk) 14:42, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
Development of this article
My favorite text editor seems to have dropped the autocomplete server in their new beta, so I was looking for other alternatives I could suggest to the developers of the program. That's the reason I read this article, which unfortunately did not help me find a certain program. The program I was looking for is LetMeType, a freeware autocompletion program. During the search for it I found 10-15 other autocompletion programs, so there definitely is a need for an article in wp which can list and compare them.
LetMeType, freeware, is good, but is no longer developed, the author has published the source code and allows anybody to continue development, http://www.clasohm.com/lmt/en/
TypingAid is another freeware alternative. I have not used it but it is actively developed. http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Other-Office-Tools/AWA-TypingAid.shtml
Merging or redirections
Note that there is an article named Word prediction which covers the same issues as Autocomplete. I think the word Autocomplete is the most common word people search for, so I suggest an article named Autocomplete (software) as the main article, and Word prediction and other terms should be redirection pages to Autocomplete. The text in Word prediction is good and should be the basis for this article. Roger491127 (talk) 23:41, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
- "Autocomplete" 9,380,000 results
- "Autocompletion" 937,000 results
- "Word completion" 304,000 results
- "Word prediction" 253,000 results
- "Autocorrection" 273,000 results
- "Autoreplace" 52,400 results
- Since Autocomplete is by far a more common term than any of the other terms the main article should be called Autocomplete. As nobody else seems to be interested in this issue, and I have been researching it a lot for a few weeks, I take it upon myself to merge these articles into one article and make some of the other terms into redirections to this article.
- Roger491127 (talk) 09:14, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
Merge has been done
I have merged the text from Word prediction into this article, and made article Word prediction into a redirection page to this article. I made the Autoreplace page into a choice page for different meanings (usage) of the word. In the Autocorrect article I added a sentence about the difference between autocorrection and autocomplete and gave links to this article. A redirection from Autocompletion to this article already existed. This article can, of course, be made better but now it is fairly good and most of the info in it is referenced. I could remove several templates about merge suggested, references needed, etc..The article is a bit long but most, if not all, sections seem to be motivated.
The article Shorthand is a history of shorthand methods , like stenography, but is not about shorthand software today, which is covered by this article, since many autocomplete programs also have an option for a shorthand list of abbreviations. I have added links to and from the article Shorthand and this article. Roger491127 (talk) 21:23, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
More programs should be tested and compared and commented in the article. I have more programs, but I do not know when I will have time to test them.
Programs to test:
- http://www.typebooster.com/index.php Type booster 24.95 dollars
- http://www.sumitsoft.com/ Typing assist 45 dollars
- http://www.phraseexpress.com/ Phrase Express - freeware
- http://www.ilovefreesoftware.com/03/windows/productivity/etype-free-text-auto-complete-software.html eType is free text auto complete application that allows you to write more conveniently and faster than your normal sped. This freeware shows you suggestions as you type. You can quickly pick one of the suggested words to complete text. This text auto complete application works with all the software. You can use this in word processors, web applications, or any other applications. eType detects what you are typing, and quickly shows you related suggestions. Freeware.
Done. Text from that page moved to this talk page temporarily, to transfer some of it to this article:
Word completion, added as a synonym in this article.
The efficiency of word completion, was added to this article as a section. I am not sure if it is needed, the content is self-evident, but I leave it for now.
Articles considered for either redirection or other action
- Line completion I don't know yet what to do about this article. It seems to be the same as shorthand, or abbreviations, so it can be made into a redirection to the shorthand section in this article.
- Predictive text This article is about very small keyboards, like on mobile phones, so it is about another issue than this article and should be kept. One of the examples of such software, the T9 is obviously of the autocorrect type, because a lot of stories we hear about mistakes created by the T9 system, sometimes hilarious, sometimes disastrous. The main difference between Autocorrect systems and Autocomplete systems is that Autocorrect systems change text automatically, and Autocomplete systems present the writer with alternatives, which can be chosen or the writer can ignore the suggestions and keep on writing the whole word or phrase.Roger491127 (talk) 09:18, 19 May 2012 (UTC)
Line completion is a text editor feature similar to word completion, first introduced by Juraj Simlovic in TED Notepad, in July 2006. When a user begins a line that starts with a frequently-used phrase, the computer automatically completes the first part of it, up to the position where all similar lines differ, or proposes a list of common continuations.
How to turn it off
- I have found out how to turn it off in Internet Explorer 11. Go to Tools -> Internet options -> Content -> AutoComplete settings. Can I put this in the article or will it be deleted under WP:NOTHOWTO? Biscuittin (talk) 10:24, 8 September 2014 (UTC)