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Swype Beta Now Updates in Real-time With Living Language Crowd-sourcing Tech

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This morning, Nuance announced a new feature for its Swype Beta keyboard on Android called Living Language. If users choose to opt-in, this new technology, Swype’s dictionary will learn in real-time, by enabling crowd-sourced up-to-date words and phrases to appear as options while typing. You’ll begin to see trending words and phrases that other Swypers have been using regularly.

Along with Living Language, Swype also includes a feature called Smart Editor, which analyzes entire sentences, flagging potential errors that you may not have noticed.

To get this latest version of Swype, head over to http://beta.swype.com

Nuance Unveils Swype Living Language

Nuance Innovates Crowd Sourcing for the Keyboard; Swype Living Language Learns from Users around the Globe

2013 International CES

BURLINGTON, Mass. & LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced a further evolution of intuitive and intelligent keyboards with the launch of Swype Living Language. An evolution of the Hotwords technology announced in September, Swype Living Language uses crowdsourcing to analyze new words and phrases in real-time, continuously updating our language dictionaries.

“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”

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

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

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

“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, text input, Nuance Mobile. “By leveraging the cloud and crowd-sourcing 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.”

Availability

Download the Swype Beta for Android to any Android device including those with Swype preloaded, by simply visiting http://beta.swype.com. 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.

Swype is a part of Nuance’s portfolio of voice, touch and natural language understanding innovations that are defining a new generation of intelligent systems and personal assistant technologies, which include Dragon NaturallySpeaking, Dragon Dictate for Mac, Dragon Assistant for Intel-inspired Ultrabooks, Dragon Dictation, Dragon Go!, Dragon Mobile Assistant, Dragon Drive, Dragon TV, Dragon ID, and Dragon Voicemail to Text. With Nuance technology, people experience more humanized interactions with the world’s best phones, tablets, computers, cars, TVs, apps and services from leading manufacturers and operators. To learn more visit www.nuancemobilelife.com.

About Nuance Communications, Inc.

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. For more information, please visit www.nuance.com.

Nuance and the Nuance logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nuance Communications, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States of America and/or other countries. All other company names or product names may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

  • The Dude

    I wish Swype had the regular Android speech input option. This is the one thing that’ll hold me back since both the JB keyboard and Swiftkey Flow have it.

  • http://www.ginnefine.net Gi_Fine

    ok…did they fix the actual dictionary/sync issue?

  • Tom Z

    Will this beta work on a phone that already has Swype? ie Motorola RAZR HD MAXX?

  • JoshGroff

    Ok, but what’s really cool is the automatic backup and cross device dictionary sync.

  • summit1986

    Great… so now Swypos can be blamed on other people’s sexting habits…

  • Aaron Toponce

    How are passwords going to affect the dictionary? Not every password typed is entered into a password form field.

  • bealtaine

    Is this available via the Swype Installer yet? I updated to the latest version of that, and it’s still showing that the latest Swype build available for my device (GNex) is 1.4.0.

  • http://androidforums.com/members/kwest12.html kwest12

    Does anyone know if the issue with the user dictionary has been resolved? The last version stopped learning words and wouldn’t swype words that I had input previously… It made the entire experience unusable.

    • Robbie Gerling

      Yes, the 1.4 version allows words to be saved. I doublechecked and tested this issue from the 1.3.5 version. However I was not able to update Swype on the fly – I had to uninstall everything Swype and reinstall from the new 2.0 installer

  • triumphtriple

    What the EFFFF Swype!?!?
    How about coming out of Beta and releasing your keyboard???
    Or if you are so attached to the “Beta” tag, keep it but still release in the app store.

    • Droidzilla

      They have it done this way for a reason. If they let the app out in the wild as a non-beta keyboard, OEMs will stop paying them for it (and, hence, we’ll stop getting their awesomeness for our Nexus devices). In my opinion, Google should have bought Swype instead of Blind Type.

  • r0lct

    If it started plugging in ya’ll for me I would have to delete the app immediately. :P

    • KRS_Won

      **y’all
      Ha

      • r0lct

        Clearly I would pollute the results then. :P

  • http://twitter.com/hoodieNation hoodieNation

    I actually find it very annoying lol. I like my keyboard to get used to my style. I was getting way more mistakes while using living language.

  • Captain_Doug

    I’ve tried Swiftkey Flow and Swype always brings me back. Swype is much more responsive and accurate. Also, if it misinterprets a swype and you press on the word, it will correct the word no matter what part of the word you click on. With Swiftkey, you have to press on the end of the word. On a sub 5″ screen, no thanks.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pratik-Holla/1041154510 Pratik Holla

      I agree. In addition, you no longer have that quick delete swipe action as now it inteprets it as another word.

  • Sirx

    I wish they’d go on and add entire sentence swyping so Swiftkey Flow could put itself out of its misery. That’s pretty much its ONLY reason for existing right now.

  • http://twitter.com/utahcon Adam Barrett

    I worry about the nature of words that people will add. How many words added to dictionaries are just typos that people force because they have no clue how to write the word properly? Furthermore the words that are just dumb shorthand for real words like “u” and “ru”, last thing I need is more failed auto-correct.

  • Speedyrulz

    Sounds pretty cool. Downloading it now. We’ll see if it can rival SwiftKey Flow.

  • http://twitter.com/Littlehorsie ZombieDroid

    Can swpye keyboard me customized so I can keep the designated number row of keys on my Galaxy Note 2?

    • Speedyrulz

      Unfortunately no. I have the GN2 and wish more keyboards would give you the option.

      • http://twitter.com/Littlehorsie ZombieDroid

        Are their any 3rd party predictive keyboards that give that option?

        • http://www.linkedin.com/in/PhilHamlin Phil Hamlin

          Thumb keyboard is certainly not the predictive monster that is SwiftKey, but it does provide some nice features for larger screens, including layouts to choose from with designated number keys, etc.

          • Speedyrulz

            Yeah. I wish I could get seperate number keys but having good prediction saves me a lot more time than having number keys. Hopefully with all the big screens now the keyboards start to get that option. I do use Thumb Keyboard on my tablet though, though I think SwiftKey on tablet is similar now, though I haven’t tried it.