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Natural Chinese Input 8


"Natural Chinese Input" was originated from "Going Input" which was developed in 1990. After 10 years improvement, Natural Chinese Input has become a very popular and powerful Chinese input software in Taiwan. The latest version is version 8 which released on April 28, 2005.

    Get Ahead with New Design in Chinese Input          

Natural Chinese Input is a Chinese input software built-in with rich Chinese semantic and lexicon database. It empowers users to quick input Chinese characters without any practice.

 

User can use phonetic(e.g. Bopomofo, hanyu pinyin, or tongyong pinyin) or cangjie to input Simplified or Traditional Chinese characters. The Natural Chinese Input artificial intelligent engine can help user to choose or correct the right character from the candidate list. The typing speeds can be improved up to 5 times.

Going Input – Basic Features


 Auto Correction: Because the input software is designed for auto word selection and correction, users no longer need to manually correct words as the software analyze entire sentence to best determine the correct words. .

 Auto learning: Based on words and phrases frequently entered by each individual, Going Input method is designed to systematically create customized dictionary for each individual and is capable of learning electronic text documents and adding new vocabularies.

 Input Inquiry using words with similar pronunciation, characters, idioms, or symbols: Going Input method provides quick keys for looking up words with similar pronunciations, words starting with the same radical, a list of commonly used symbols, and a list of idioms. This smart design will minimize users' frustrations when searching similar words, phrases, and symbols due to incorrect Pinyin input.

 Quick Input for 2 Bytes Symbols: To improve processing efficiency for text documents, Going Input method features quick keys to enter 2 Bytes symbols.
 

Natural Chinese Input Professional Edition - Features


█ Providing Chinese phonetics(Bopomofo), Cangjie, and phrase dictionary input method, output can be Traditional Chinese characters, Simplified Chinese characters.
█ While inputting Chinese text, corresponding input codes will be displayed such as Tongyong pinyin , Hanyu pinyin, Chinese phonetics(bobomofo), Cangjie, or Braille formats.
█ By providing a text editor with built-in vocabularies, phrases, symbols, and idioms, Natural Chinese Input Professional Edition enables users to customize and backup the built-in data inventory for improving nput speed while allowing importing external terminology or other common phrases into the system.
█ Added new collection of rare words, allows users to input rarely used words, like 『?』,『?』 …, Japanese characters, Chinese punctuation. (,;、。) or special symbols(●★♀㊣),
Parentheses(【】「」), arrow(↑↓←→↖↗), Chinese phonetic(ㄙㄚㄝㄎ)Roman(ⅠⅡⅢⅣ), Mathematic symbols(√÷≒∵), Japanese Hiragana (), and Japanese Katakana ()
█ The built-in reminder feature assists users in managing daily tasks by display scrolling text messages(pre-entered by users) on the input window.
█ Built-in collection of frequently used emotional symbols and phrases. Over one hundred commonly used chat room expressions are available, such as 「*^﹏^*」、「>.<」、「p(^_^)q」、「(@__@)」 . Users can also define their own symbols and frequently used phrases, assessable by quick keys and pre-defined codes to speed up input speed.
 

Natural Chinese Input Chinese Learning Enhanced Edition (Super Edition) – Features


 Including all features for "Going Input Professional Edition".
 Additional Providing Tongyong pinyin , Hanyu pinyin input method, output could be Traditional Chinese characters, Simplified Chinese characters, Bopomofo code, Tongyong pinyin code , Hanyu pinyin code, Braille, Traditional/Simplified Chinese character plus phonetic symbol (Bopomofo/Tongyong pinyin/Hanyu pinyin).
█ Providing real-time voice reading and voice playback ideal for spontaneous document correction and benefiting visually impaired individuals' needs for text input.
█ Newly added "Customized Keyboard Module": Keyboards are configurable according to individual needs such as ET26.
█ New added "Super Vocabulary Module": Using this module, up to 50,000 phrases can be stored. As a result, users are encouraged to define their own input methods.  
 

Feature Summary


Chinese phonetics input / Cangjie input / Tongyong pinyin input / Hanyu pinyin Input / Idioms Input / Phrase Input / Initial Code Input / Character Code Input / Symbol Input / 8 sets of keyboard configuration for Chinese phonetics Input / 3 types of keyboard displays / Auto Selection / Auto Correction / Auto Learning / Content Learning / Inquiry by exact pronunciation / Inquiry by similar pronunciation / Inquiry by Radicals / Inquiry by Idioms / Real-time Voice Reading / Voice playback for text content / Vocabulary-Phrase-Symbol editing / Idiom editing / Corresponding Character code display / Output for multiple character codes / Built-in phrases / Big5-E / Japanese Character input / Braille input / Task reminder / 26 sets of hot keys
 

Applied Learning Models

 

Items  

█ Models for elementary school students, teachers, and parents.
█ Models for overseas Chinese schools, foreigners, and alien workers.
█ Models for Taiwanese Business in China and Multi-national business
█ Online Surfers.
█ Models for students and knowledge workers.
█ Models for visually impaired individuals, parents, and teachers.
█ Models for individuals with learning disabilities, parents, and teachers.
█ Models for the seniors
█ Models for ALS patients and any other handicapped individuals.

Models for elementary students, teachers, and parents


1. "Chinese Input Word Auto Correction" function is designed to support beginners in Chinese learning by simplifying keystrokes to eliminate potential learning barriers.

2. Using "Natural Chinese Input" as computer-aided teaching tool for "Chinese phonetics, Tongyong pinyin, and Hanyu pinyin" and "Corresponding code display", learners will become more efficient in Chinese input or Pinyin learning.


3. Learning by typing will receive a great boost by "Real-time Voice Reading" function. Learning will be fun and interesting with the help from "Natural Chinese Input".

4. Through "Inquiry by Idioms", "Inquiry by words with similar pronunciation", and "Inquiry by radicals" provided by Going Input method, new learners will be able to make great progress. In the meantime, learners are able to gain knowledge in common vocabularies and radicals. In the event of unsuccessfully finding words during text inputting, users have the options of inquiry by words with similar pronunciation. As a result, learning efficiency will be optimized.


 

Models for Overseas Chinese Schools , Foreigners, and Alien Workers

1. Using "Quick Phrase Input" function, users can create their own individualized dictionaries for phrases based on their frequently used vocabularies, or translation dictionaries. With this approach, users can simplify their keystrokes for commonly used phrases. For example, by inputting "SMEA", "Small and Medium Enterprise Administration" will be displayed in the output window.


2. Because of the output capabilities in Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese characters, Natural Chinese Input is ideal for learning Chinese language and Chinese text inputting for overseas schools for Chinese.

 

3. Featuring "Hanyu pinyin Input" and "Tongyong pinyin Input", users can now hear the real-time voice reading during Chinese text inputting. Therefore, learning Chinese and text inputting can be more efficient and interesting.

4. Chinese Input Method Editor with Auto Correction" function reduces complexities in learning Chinese by simplifying keystrokes, which in turn minimize learning barriers.

5. Through "Inquiry by Idioms", "Inquiry by words with similar pronunciation", and "Inquiry by radicals" provided by Going Input method, new learners will be able to make great progress. In the meantime, learners are able to gain knowledge in common vocabularies and radicals. In the event of unsuccessfully finding words during text inputting, users have the options of inquiry by words with similar pronunciation. As a result, learning efficiency will be optimized.

6. "Hsu's Chinese phonetics Keyboard Module" from Going Input Method (8 Keyboard Modules for Chinese phonetics Input and keyboard modules are also configurable by users) is perfect for individuals skilled in English typing. Because "Hsu's Chinese phonetics Keyboard Module" is designed to utilize the natural mappings between Chinese phonetics and English alphabets, users will be able to memorize the keystrokes easily within 10 minutes without the mapping chart. For those who are already familiar with English keyboard settings will easily catch up their Chinese inputting speed within a week. Therefore, learning curves will be drastically improved.

Models for Taiwanese Businesses in China and Multi-national Enterprises


1. Because Natural Chinese Input is available in multi-language versions of Windows 2000 platform, it has become easier to input text in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese using Tongyong pinyin, Hanyu pinyin, Chinese phonetics, or Cangjie Input. Using Natural Chinese Input, English phrases can be tailored to individuals' needs. In addition, Natural Chinese Input is ideal for different locale zones outside of Taiwan .

2. Natural Chinese Input is considered the only Chinese Input Method capable of Chinese phonetics in a Simplified Chinese input environment and Simplified Chinese Input in a Traditional Chinese input environment. Without a question, this breakthrough is highly beneficial to Taiwanese businesses in China .

Models for Online Surfers

"Input by phrase" and "Traditional and Simplified Chinese Switch Mode" featured by Natural Chinese Input have become very popular for people who involve in online gamers and online chatting. Especially, those who are in Internet Cafe on a regular basis are inspired the most because it speeds up users' text input for complex phrases. Using Natural Chinese Input, not only can one chat online in Simplified Chinese but also is free of screen viewing with the help from voice-aided function. Meanwhile, "Chinese Input Method Editor with Auto Correction" function simplifies keystrokes to speed up online gaming. As a result, it is evident that Natural Chinese Input has become the favorite among those who frequent Internet Cafe.

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Students and Knowledge Workers

1. Knowledge workers are required for outstanding typing speeds. It is not recommended to memorize Cangjie character codes, Boshimy, and Dayi input methods. Since Chinese phonetics is most commonly used input method in Taiwan , Natural Chinese Input is designed to eliminate keystrokes for each Chinese word by 2 to 5 and in turn, typing speeds will receive a great boost. Furthermore, Natural Chinese Input can be used with "Inquiry by Idiom", "Inquiry by words with similar pronunciation", "Quick Symbol Input", "Phrase Input", "Traditional and Simplified Chinese Switch Mode", and so on. With the help from Natural Chinese Input, typing speeds are expected to increase by 2 to 5 times. No wonder it has become the favorite among majority of students.
2. In typical Chinese text inputting, punctuation inputting cannot be avoided. Symbol inputting has become one of the most known issues among Chinese input methods. Fortunately, Natural Chinese Input provides a symbol chart for inputting symbols and offers an option of using Shift key used with symbol keys directly input punctuation symbols. This state-of-the-art design is very useful for many users .

3. "Task Reminder" function allows users configure reminder text. With Natural Chinese Input, users will be reminded after a period of idle.
4. Average users can look up the translated names in Tongyong pinyin and Hanyu pinyin format.

Models for Visually Impaired Individuals, family members, and teachers

1. Individuals with poorer visions are encouraged to use Natural Chinese Input to improve text input speed. Because of "Magnified Input Window", "Real-time Voice Reading", and "Chinese Input Method Editor with Auto Correction" functions, Chinese text input is much more efficient and output text is much more readable. Not only can users hear the document read back to them for verification while typing but also can users utilize "Text Content Voice Playback" function to review electronic documents.
2. Blind people can take advantage of "Chinese Input Method Editor with Auto Correction" and "Real-time Voice Reading" functions while inputting Chinese text. Because "G-Mouse" system designed for blind people can be used with Going Input method, real-time voice reading will be available for blind users.
3. Families and friends of blind individuals will also appreciate the "Braille Output" through Going Input Method. While entering text using Going Input Method, users will be able to see the auto-generated Braille output, useful for learning Braille or creating Braille teaching materials.



Models for Individuals with learning disabilities, families, and teachers

Majority of learning-disabled individuals are impaired in reading. Fortunately, because of "Real-time Voice Reading" and "Chinese Input Method Editor with Auto Correction" functions, Chinese text input is much more efficient and output text is much more readable. Not only can users hear the document read back to them for verification while typing but also can users utilize "Entire Text Content Voice Playback" function to review electronic documents.

Models for the Seniors

Because of "Real-time Voice Reading" and "Chinese Input Method Editor with Auto Correction" functions, Chinese text input are much more efficient and output text is much more readable for the Seniors. Not only can senior users hear the document read back to them for verification while typing but also can users utilize "Entire Text Content Voice Playback" function to review electronic documents.

Models for ALS Patients and any other physically handicapped individuals

Natural Chinese Input has also served as Chinese Input aided tool for handicapped individuals. Using other hardware accommodations for the handicapped, physically handicapped individuals including ALS patients will be able to operate the hardware aide to use "Screen Keyboard" and "Real-time Voice Reading" for input interactions. In addition, a variety of screen keyboard modules is available for users. Using "A.I. enabled Auto Selection and Auto Correction", number of keystrokes will be minimized.


Achievements

 

Event

Date

Recognition

1

Received "Certificate of Appreciation" from Research, Development and Evaluation Commission, Executive Yuan.

2003

Going Input Method developed by IQ Technology, Inc made a difference in improving the lives of the less fortunate and bridging the gap in information technology.

2

Received Excellence Award in Chinese Language Learning Multimedia Software from Oversea Chinese Affairs Commission

2002

Because of the built-in AI and remarkable digitized voice synthesis technology, the product has earned a reputation in innovation and excellence and is ideal for domestic and oversea Chinese language teaching.

3

Received "Certification of Appreciation" from Ministry of Education

2001

The Going Input method has benefited 3000 junior high and elementary schools.

4

Received recognition from Ministry of Education in IT promotion and Outstanding Performance

2000

The Going Input method has benefited 3000 junior high and elementary schools.

5

Received recognition from Ministry of Justice in improving the lives of former felons

1998

The Going Input Method has helped many former felons to learn computer skills and restart new lives.

Other Applicable Areas


█ Elementary school students, teachers, and parents:
As of today, Going Input Methods are used by 80% of middle and elementary schools.

█ Overseas Chinese, Foreigners, and Alien Workers:
Currently, all of the Overseas Chinese Schools are using Going Input Method. Even foreign learners for Chinese language in Taiwan are more acceptable to Going Input Method.

█ Taiwanese Businesses in China and Multi-national enterprises:
Natural Chinese Input is the only Chinese input method capable of entering text using Chinese phonetics in a Simplified Chinese input environment and vice versa. Taiwanese businesses are among the beneficiaries of this breakthrough design.

█ Online surfers:
Due to the rising popularity of online games and chatting, Natural Chinese Input provides a perfect solution for the increasing online chatting among Taiwanese and Chinese Internet friends. Natural Chinese Input enables users to enter Simplified Chinese text in a Traditional Chinese input environment, especially popular among Internet cafes.

█ Students and knowledge workers:
Since the initial release more than ten years ago totaling 1.5 million users, Natural Chinese Input has always been one of the major Chinese input tools besides Microsoft's input method.

█ Visually impaired individuals, parents, and teachers:
Natural Chinese Input has been widely distributed among visually impaired community and has become an essential aide for them.

█ Learning-Disabled Individuals, Parents and Teachers.
"Real-time voice reading" and "digitized voice playback for text documents" functions are very reputable among special education and learning disability systems. Through extensive promotions and excellent supports, Natural Chinese Input has earned a highly honorable reputation.

█ ALS Patients and other physically handicapped individuals.
Natural Chinese Input has formulated several projects to address the needs of ALS patients and physically handicapped individuals in Chinese input. The efforts had not gone unnoticed.


News
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