Browse Definitions :
Definition

QuickType

Contributor(s): Ivy Wigmore

QuickType is a predictive text application that uses natural language processing and machine learning to improve its  accuracy and usefulness.

QuickType, which was introduced in iOS 8, is like an advanced version of auto-correct or auto-complete software. It is designed to make the soft keyboards on Apple mobile devices more user-friendly by gathering and analyzing text whenever the end user types in a blank field. The application learns from the data it collects, so it is able to more accurately target recommendations to specific email recipients, phone contacts, SMS contacts or web sites. 

The goal of the application is to convincingly emulate the user's natural language in different contexts. QuickType can even learn and imitate the different speech patterns an end user employs with different people, recommending “TY” for “thank you” or “CU soon” for “see you soon” once a precedent has been set. The software can even recommend full sentences when it recognizes an appropriate context and will learn to suggest full-sentence responses to incoming texts or email messages.

See an introduction to QuickType:

See also: auto-correct fail, Cupertino effect

This was last updated in September 2014

Continue Reading About QuickType

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

Powered by:

SearchCompliance

SearchSecurity

  • GPS jamming

    GPS jamming is the process of using a frequency transmitting device to block or interfere with radio communications.

  • time-based one-time password (TOTP)

    A time-based one-time password (TOTP) is a temporary code, generated by an algorithm, for use in authenticating access to ...

  • Security Operations Center (SOC)

    A security operations center (SOC) is a command center facility for a team of IT professionals with expertise in information ...

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • disaster recovery team

    A disaster recovery team is a group of individuals focused on planning, implementing, maintaining, auditing and testing an ...

  • cloud insurance

    Cloud insurance is any type of financial or data protection obtained by a cloud service provider. 

  • business continuity software

    Business continuity software is an application or suite designed to make business continuity planning/business continuity ...

SearchStorage

  • SSD (solid-state drive)

    An SSD (solid-state drive) is a type of nonvolatile storage media that stores persistent data on solid-state flash memory.

  • NAND flash memory

    NAND flash memory is a type of nonvolatile storage technology that does not require power to retain data.

  • storage class memory (SCM)

    Storage class memory (SCM) is a type of NAND flash that includes a power source to ensure that data won't be lost due to a system...

Close