Japanese Input on the web

2007-02-08

I’ve found this through a mixi.jp community:
Ajax IME: Web-based Japanese Input Method

I’m simply surprised by its quality, especially considering its underlying libraries etc.

The idea was around for ages. Even myself written something like this before leaving to Canada back in 2002 (I was 17):
Romaji-Kana Converter on the Web

Well, about this my program, me and my friend (Sakuma, the guy running BitCoffee Inc.) have talked about the possibility of going further enabling it to handle Kanji just like the one above. We concluded it would be either Java or Flash client’s job to interact with the server. That was a few years ago.

Now, look at this wondrous IME implementation: it’s Javascript, the AJAX! I can’t believe how quickly things change. And anyway, I hope the above program will be stay online as long as possible and become popular without disappointing neither the author and the users.

Added:
The author of the above AjaxIME mentioned Sumibi’s web interface. This one works alright too. So cool! The technology behind those seem open-sourced NLP engines: probably ones from MeCab, Chasen, Juman etc. This is actually one of the subject areas I’m interested in.

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No hurry?

2007-01-06

I take this as no need of waking up early tomorrow….
Well, I’ll be late for the semester though.

See you on, er, probably Monday.


DIY

2006-09-29

Something looks different yeah?

(cf. http://homepage.mac.com/ippei_ukai/Photos/PhotoAlbum73.html)


“Ippei’s Panorama” renewed

2006-08-28

Ippei’s Panorama” is renewed with tens of new photos. I’m getting more practical panoramas than experimental ones. It’s getting a nice collection. This time, I have reproduced the entire page from the original image files, so even the existing ones got better quality.
Ippei’s Panorama」を更新しました。数十枚の新しい写真が追加されています。最近のパノラマは実験的なものよりも実用的なものが多いですね。今回はページ全体を元の画像ファイルから作り直したので、今まであった写真も画質が上がっています。

– “Ippei’s Panorama


Half gone….

2006-07-06

It’s already half gone, isn’t it? Just can’t believe how quick it’s passed.

Anyways, as usual here is the summary of this academic year:

All passed. That’s the most important thing in the second year. I did surprisingly well in Linguistics. Apparently got 85% for Transcription Project (wow!). I was exempted from its final exam by the way, so it’s not that I can do written exams in Linguistics.


一時的に移転します。

2006-06-12

一時的にmixi.jpでしばらく更新します。まあ、別にこっちで続けてもいいんだけどね。コメントとトラックバックが落ちてるのは自宅サーバがダウンしてるから。どうもルータがDNSをもらって無いっぽい。直ってからこっちに戻すか、iWebに移行してもいいかも。ま、とりあえず今はmixi。


もう、冬ですね

2005-11-15

そろそろ再開するか、と思ってからも久しいのですが,気が向いたので再開します。
本音をいうと、帰国の予定がはっきりしたので東京での予定を立てときたいということ。(これってMixiから読めてるのかな?)

12月の19日朝に成田着で、しばらく東京近辺にいる予定。関東の方々、どうかご都合のいい日をご連絡ください。
正月は6日の夜に成田発ですが、こちらは名古屋から当日直行にしようかと思っています。6日の夕方に東京駅でとかは歓迎です。それ以前は相談次第。

よろしく