The Panini Keypad is a Java-based mobile application by Noida-based Luna Ergonomics which supports 8 international and 11 Indian languages. What's interesting is that it uses statistical predictive texting: by analysing a database of words, Clevertexting, Luna's patent-pending technology, statistically predicts what you are most likely to type next. Abhijit Bhattacharjee, CEO and Founder, Luna Ergonomics told MediaNama that they don't to have on-board linguists. We only need to get a corpus of the language and mine it: something that has happened in the corpus 20,000 times can not be wrong. Errors are ironed out automatically by the system. Anything with errors will become part of a statistical correlation," says Bhattacharjee. Usage Stats, Language Support, Other Models According to the company, Panini has around 500 downloads per day and 400 downloads for its global family of products. Clevertexting Arabic is the most popular, the company claims. Within 2 months on the midlet site GetJar.com, the apps have seen downloads of: 15,000 for Arabic, 4,500 for Hindi, 45,000 for English and 400-500 for Finnish. Panini currently supports: Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Punjabi (Gurmukhi), Assamese, English, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, French, Swahili, Hebrew and Finnish. Luna will add support for Chinese, Japanese and Korean in 3 months' time. Panini also offers transliteration support, but only for Indic languages: you can write it in Malayalam and send it in Hindi, or read a Kannada message in Telugu. How long does it take to add support for one language? "That depends on how much content we…
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