In this episode, and I talk with Shumin Zhai of Google Research. Shumin has worked for years in the area of language processing, specifically around user input on keyboards. Some of his work ended up in the Gesture Typing feature of the Google keyboard, which is all about translating user input into specific word suggestions. We talked about this work, language processing, research, and about the field of interpreting user interface input in general.
One of the things I love about doing this podcast is getting to have an in-depth conversation with people that work on a wide variety of things. Often it's about APIs for developers, but this time it's all about the underlying research and functionality of gesture typing, user input, and language processing.
Which is pretty cool.
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