Nuance Unveils Swype Living Language

Nuance has launched Swype Living Language for the keyboard, which uses crowdsourcing to analyze new words and phrases in real time, continuously updating language dictionaries.

The Swype keyboard has undergone a rapid transformation in the last year, the company said. In addition to integrating the power of Dragon voice recognition, Swype has been augmented by its integration 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, crowdsourced language model. The result is a predictive input experience that is simple and fast, with relevant, trending words and phrases supported as users swype, write, speak, or tap.

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

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

"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 of text input at Nuance Mobile, in a statement. "By leveraging the cloud and crowdsourcing 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."

Customers can download the Swype Beta for Android to any Android device including those with Swype preloaded. 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.

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