Development of an Efficient Ukranian Keyboard Layout using a Genetic Algorithm
Keywords:genetic algorithm, keyboard layout, Ukrainian keyboard layout, optimization
The aim of this work is to create a more efficient Ukrainian keyboard layout, as the current most popular layout "ЙЦУКЕН" is more adapted to the Russian language than Ukrainian and is therefore not efficient. A mathematical model of a genetic algorithm was developed in this study to achieve this goal. The primary measure of layout efficiency is the total distance traveled by the fingers during typing. Additionally, the study describes the most common typing methods and variables that determine the keyboard's dimensions. This allows for the adaptation of the algorithm to create a keyboard that meets the needs of each individual user. To assess the efficiency of the newly developed Ukrainian keyboard layout, created using a genetic algorithm, experiments and comparisons with existing layouts are conducted. The results of the experiments demonstrate the advantages of the developed keyboard layout for the Ukrainian language.
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