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[Kanji Koohii] NEW : Highlight entries with known kanji in Dictionary

#1
Today's update adds an interesting feature for users of Koohii flashcards. The dictionary lookup in Study and Flashcard Review pages now highlights vocabulary entries made of known kanji.

Currently a known kanji is simply a kanji for which you have added a flashcard. In the future this may be refined based on your feedback. Should a "known kanji" also be reviewed once? Should it include kanji in the failed card pile? Etc.

In this example, a verb made of a single kanji (plus kana suffix) will be highlighted and thus brought to the user's attention. This can provide a good example word to remember the kanji.

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In this second example the user has learned the first 50 kanji with the RTK method (index #1 to #50). The second word is not highlighted yet but once the user has learned 大 (kanji #112 "large") then the second word will be highlighted too.

[Image: 2017-10-02-known-kanji-example1.png]


Over the weeks and months as you add more flashcards and your "known kanji" expands, and you revisit the dictionary during flashcard reviews, new entries will be highlighted.

A key point with this approach is that any vocabulary item that is highlighted is always based on previous knowledge.

This feature corresponds to Github issue #125.

Do you find this feature useful? How does it fit into your study and how would you like to see it improved?
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#2
This is awesome, it helps in learning compounds a lot. Thanks for the new feature!
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#3
Great initiative Fabrice! I don't look at the example dictionary words a lot now, but it would have helped a lot as I was plowing through RTK!
Edited: 2017-10-11, 5:30 pm
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#4
After implementing this I realised that it wouldn't be terribly exciting for long time users and people who completed RTK. With 2000+ kanji cards, the dictionary highlights most results.

This feature will make more sense once I implement the next step, which is a way to "pin/ favorite" any of the results. At first those will show in the Study page only. Later, all the pinned vocab could be displayed in a new vocab page. Whether I want to add another SRS for these I'm not sure. But having a list of all pinned vocab sorted by add date would be a good start.
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#5
Didn't there used to be a function where you could paste any arbitrary text and highlight completed and uncompleted cards? Or was that someone else's service?
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#6
(2017-10-12, 7:18 pm)colinsky Wrote: Didn't there used to be a function where you could paste any arbitrary text and highlight completed and uncompleted cards?  Or was that someone else's service?

https://kanji.koohii.com/sightreading (requires to be logged in)
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#7
Yeah it's called "Kanji Recognition" now from the Study menu. I think I was lazy there with the mobile update and just left it out the mobile navigation. I figured maybe it wasn't that convenient to use from a non desktop view, since I assume you'd do a lot of lookups on other sites.

It would be cool if I could just pull some articles with xml / json from Japanese news sites. If anyone has some technical info for this, like some good feeds I could use I might experiment with it, perhaps add them to the page.
Edited: 2017-10-13, 5:17 am
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#8
A quick search has given me http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/easy/news-list.json. It has a BOM, so it breaks some parsers. On GNU/Linux, I'd recommend something like:
Code:
# Yeah, that's "uconv", not "iconv". There are other ways to remove the BOM signature ("tail --bytes=+4", for instance)
curl 'http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/easy/news-list.json' | uconv --remove-signature |  python3 -m json.tool
to inspect it comfortably.

I don't know if you were thinking about something like that (the articles are still in HTML, though)
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#9
Thank you, I had been looking for that!
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