Re: [jlreq] Should Japanese verbs be segmented by morpheme for selection? (#212)

I think you need to ask elsewhere (than github) if you want to hear what “ordinary users” say ;)

A challenge of asking ordinary users is that they typically do not know/remember what they want/do unless they had extremely pleasant (unlikely with selecting a range) or unpleasant experience. The best way would be to observe what they do rather than just to ask. The flip side is experts. They will explain out of their knowledge, often ignoring what they might actually feel.

It is possible that the separation of ま/した is not optimal. However allowing selecting した seems reasonable if you want to change it to ません (it might be because I know the grammar. I am not certainly an ordinary user), it can still be non-intuitive to ordinary users.

Also, if you take the ability of input methods into account, selecting wider range, e.g. “bunsetsu” segment unit, might make more sense at this point. Because current input methods are not good at converting such a short string, users would often need to type it as a complete bunsetsu even if they had initially selected a shorter range. Future input methods might solve this issue by looking at the surrounding text. Actually some input methods already have this ability however it is still limited.

yes, this is an interesting area to explore.

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