Motivation for the Design and Implementation of a SMS Slang Converter for Android Devices

Collins N Udanor, Chinedu Innocent Nwoye

Abstract


Mobile phone no doubt has become everyone’s personal companion. It finds close companionship among the youths. Mobile phone SMS slang has adversely affected students’ ability to write proper English grammar, as they find it a very convenient and economic way of communication. This work presents a needs assessment survey in which over 90% of respondents expressed desire to have an application that converts SMS slang. It also shows the design and implementation of SMS slang to English converter for Android devices. Results show a compression rate of over forty percent, therefore reducing the cost of the SMS, time and bandwidth.

Keywords


SMS, mobile phone, short word, full word, slang, Android.

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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies. ISSN: 1865-7923
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