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- AKA: Autocomplete.
- See: Algorithm, Application Software, Graphical User Interface, Tab Key, Arrow Key, Human-Computer Interaction, Command Line Interpreter, e-Mail, Source Code Editor.
- (Wikipedia, 2019) ⇒ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autocomplete Retrieved:2019-8-13.
Autocomplete, or word completion, is a feature in which an application predicts the rest of a word a user is typing. In graphical user interfaces, users can typically press the tab key to accept a suggestion or the down arrow key to accept one of several.
Autocomplete speeds up human-computer interactions when it correctly predicts the word a user intends to enter after only a few characters have been typed into a text input field. It works best in domains with a limited number of possible words (such as in command line interpreters), when some words are much more common (such as when addressing an e-mail), or writing structured and predictable text (as in source code editors).
Many autocomplete algorithms learn new words after the user has written them a few times, and can suggest alternatives based on the learned habits of the individual user.