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QuickSuggest: Character Prediction for Improved Text Entry on Web Appliances

Ullas Gargi, Rich Gossweiler
While research efforts are under way to improve the traditional remote control, the simple left-right-up-down remote currently dominants as the TV input device. But usiing it to navigate an onscreen keyboard is painful. Can we use a Google Suggest model to make it easier?
This model creates a highlight "ring" of predicted characters around the currently selected character. Thus the onscreen layout is not disturbed, but entering the next character may only be one click away.

QuickSuggest Video
It was incorporated into YouTube's TV interface:
paper:
Ulas Gargi, Rich Gossweiler, proceedings of the 19th international conference on World wide web, pp. 1249-1252. ACM, 2010.
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