Google Japanese Input

Google Japanese Input (Google 日本語入力 Gūguru Nihongo Nyūryoku) is an input method published by Google for the entry of Japanese text on a computer. Since its dictionaries are generated automatically from the Internet, it supports typing of personal names, Internet slang, neologisms and related terms.

Google also releases an open-source version without stable releases or quality assurance under the name mozc. As it is open source, it can be used on Linux-based systems, whereas Google Japanese Input is limited to Windows, MacOS, and Chrome OS. It does not use Google's closed-source algorithms for generating dictionary data from online sources.[3]

Google Japanese Input
Google Japanese Input icon
Developer(s)Google
Initial releaseDecember 3, 2009
Stable release
Windows
2.23.3190.0 (March 8, 2018) [±]

[1]
Mac OS
2.20.2700.1 (November 10, 2016) [±] [2]
Android
2.24.3290.3.198253168 (May 28, 2018) [±]

Preview release
Windows
2.20.2770.100 (March 26, 2013) [±]

Mac OS
1.10.1389.101 (March 26, 2013) [±]

Operating systemWindows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, OS X v10.9
TypeJapanese input
LicenseFreeware
Websitewww.google.co.jp/ime/
Mozc
Mozc logo
Ibus-mozc-on-gedit
Developer(s)Google Inc.
Stable release
1.10.1390.102 / March 28th, 2013
Operating systemLinux / Mac OS X over 10.5
TypeJapanese input methods
License3 BSD
Websitegithub.com/google/mozc/

See also

References

  1. ^ 鈴木拓生 (9 December 2013). "Google 日本語入力の開発版をアップデートしました。(1.13.1650.10x)". Google Japan Developer Relations Blog. Google. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  2. ^ 鈴木拓生 (9 December 2013). "Google 日本語入力の開発版をアップデートしました。(1.13.1650.10x)". Google Japan Developer Relations Blog. Google. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  3. ^ Ōshima, Katsuhiko (2012-06-29). "GoogleによるIM「Mozc」を使う Ubuntuの日本語入力を改善【デジ通】". Gajetto Tsūshin.

External links

Google IME

Google IME is a set of typing tools (input method editors) by Google for 22 languages, including Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit, Serbian, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, and Urdu. It is a virtual keyboard that allows users to type in their local language text directly in any application without the hassle of copying and pasting.

Google Pinyin

Google Pinyin IME (谷歌拼音输入法; Pinyin: Gǔgē Pīnyīn Shūrùfǎ) is an input method developed by Google China Labs. The tool was made publicly available on April 4, 2007. Beside Pinyin input, it also includes stroke count method input. As of March 2019, Google Pinyin has been discontinued and the download page tools.google.com/pinyin/ was deleted.

Japanese input methods

Japanese input methods are the methods used to input Japanese characters on a computer.

There are two main methods of inputting Japanese on computers. One is via a romanized version of Japanese called rōmaji (literally "Roman character"), and the other is via keyboard keys corresponding to the Japanese kana. Some systems may also work via a graphical user interface, or GUI, where the characters are chosen by clicking on buttons or image maps.

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List of Google apps for Android

The list of Google apps for Android lists the mobile apps developed by Google for its Android operating system. All of these apps are available for free from the Google Play Store, although some may not show up in search results if they are listed as incompatible with your device (even though they may still function from an *.apk). Some of Google's apps may be pre-installed on some devices, depending upon the device manufacturer and the version of Android. A few of these apps, such as Gboard, are not supported on older versions of Android.

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MeCab

MeCab is an open-source text segmentation library for use with text written in the Japanese language originally developed by the Nara Institute of Science and Technology and currently maintained by Taku Kudou (工藤拓) as part of his work on the Google Japanese Input project. The name derives from the developer's favorite food, mekabu (和布蕪), a Japanese dish made from wakame leaves.

The software was originally based on ChaSen and was developed under the name ChaSenTNG, but now it is developed independently from ChaSen and was rewritten from scratch. MeCab's analysis accuracy is comparable to ChaSen, and its analysis speed is 3–4 times faster on average.

MeCab can analyze and segment a sentence into its parts of speech. There are several dictionaries available for MeCab, but IPADIC is the most commonly used one as with ChaSen.

In 2007, Google used MeCab to generate n-gram data for a large corpus of Japanese text, which it published on its Google Japan blog.MeCab is also used for Japanese input on Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6, and in iOS since version 2.1.

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