Liu Yingjian, who was born in the military, did not conceal his ambition. He said that the initiative of the e-book war is in China, and that Hanwang will soon become king. In his plan, Hanwang must not only consider the terminal war, but also the battle of the e-book trading platform; not only must the top-selling name be determined, but also hope to be among the world's top 500 with this battle.
2009 is the first year of China's digital publishing industry. The State Administration of Press and Publication predicts that the total output value of China's digital publishing will reach 75 billion yuan in 2009 and will exceed the output value of traditional publishing for the first time. The sudden emergence of China's digital reading and publishing is not only reflected in the widespread popularity of a new generation of "paper-like display technology readers"-electronic paper books, which form a trend to gradually replace paper books, but also more profoundly in the electronic paper books The huge and far-reaching industrial transformation of leapfrog development. This development process is the process by which Liu Yingjian and the Hanwang technology team led by him continue to promote the digital reading and publishing technology revolution.
Many people may not understand that whether it is the world-renowned company Microsoft or many business communication products, even more than 75% of the brand mobile phones on the market are using a technology from China. This is "handwriting input." The inventor of the technology is Liu Yingjian, chairman of Hanwang Technology.
The heart of knowledge is suffering
Only those who have experienced the catastrophe for 10 years can really understand the significance of reform and opening up.
Liu Yingjian was born in a military family. Since childhood, he has had colorful dreams and ambitions. He even wants to conquer cancer and want to win the Nobel Prize. However, he caught up with the Cultural Revolution. In 1968, he was enlisted at the age of 15 after the first grade of junior high school, and later worked as a communications soldier in the General Staff.
Liu Yingjian has done almost anything, feeding pigs, digging trenches, transplanting rice seedlings, planting land, cooking... No matter how young he eats buns, he talks about the weight. But for him, these are not suffering, the real suffering is not studying. "I don't know what's going on, but I especially want to learn," he said. At that time, the Xinhua Bookstore had very limited books. He even bought and borrowed and read all the books in one or two visits. "Thin books on physics and chemistry, books from the Military Medical University, and books on astronomy." So far, he still remembers clearly.
In order to read books, Liu Yingjian often "stays" in the toilet at night because of the lights. Stinky is natural, but reading was a very "smelly" thing at the time, and the two fit together.
Liu Yingjian also desperately wanted to get sick. "He can read books at ease in the hospital." He thought of many ways for this, but he didn't fall ill.
For studying, Liu Yingjian was put on the hats of "white school", "ambition", and "doing no business", and was criticized, and many comrades avoided it.
Later, going to university became Liu Yingjian's dream. He wanted to go to the University of Workers, Peasants and Soldiers, but obviously, it was not his turn to recommend. A young heart seeking knowledge is suffering. He is almost desperate.
However, Liu Yingjian's dream of going to college became the fulcrum of Liu Yingjian's progress, accompanying him through this awkward period.
Happiness is unexpected
In 1978, when the state resumed the college entrance examination, Liu Yingjian ushered in great happiness. At that time, the upper limit for the age of the college entrance examination was 25 years old. Just 25 years old, he was lucky to catch up with the last train of the age limit for the college entrance examination.
Years of eager learning, so that Liu Yingjian does not need to review at all, just one exam, and is also the first in the northwest region of the army. He applied for the Computer Department of the PLA College of Communication Engineering. There are two reasons for this choice: one is that he wants to learn and apply, go back to continue to be his communications soldier and serve the army; the other is "this major is the latest and the most difficult." , Since you have to study like this.
At that time, college students' learning surpassed any period in history. The lights in the study room are always on, and there is no shortage of people in it; the library is lined up every day. Liu Yingjian felt as if he had arrived in paradise. He used to read books to see no one but now he wants to see as much as he wants, and as much as he wants to see, and is also called "the arrogant of heaven" by society, and is envied and admired by others.
Liu Yingjian consciously has a weak English background, so he carried a brick-like recorder all day and went where he heard. Once, he was fascinated, and he fell into the ditch with a "gurgle".
"I read a lot of books in those 4 years, one after another." Liu Yingjian said. His computer skills are therefore very solid, and after graduation, he has become an inexhaustible treasure trove.
"A career that can last a lifetime"
"When I was in my junior year, I set the goal of my lifelong struggle." Liu Yingjian told reporters that there was always a goal pressed against him at that time, that is, it must be through university study to solve some of the difficulties in the training and combat of his troops.
Before going to university, Liu Yingjian's army was engaged in microwave communications. During training and exercises, the most annoying thing was the secret code. "Wireless calls in the air can't speak plain language, they can only speak numbers. The words to be spoken must be translated into numbers through a codebook, and then the two parties use the numbers to talk. This process is not only very time-consuming but also error-prone. And to ensure safety The password must be changed frequently." This left Liu Yingjian a very painful memory.
The entire summer vacation of junior year, Liu Yingjian spent in the classroom. He was determined to compile a set of Chinese character encoding schemes. Through the radical radical rules and the word splitting rules, each Chinese character was turned into a digital number, and then encrypted by a secret code through the machine to output the digital number that can be used. Thereby reducing the pressure on the communication fighters.
However, at the time of writing, Liu Yingjian found that a good set of word-breaking rules can only cover about 80% of Chinese characters at most, and the remaining 20% still depends on strong memory. At that time, the famous "Wang Code" already existed, and there were more than 20 other Chinese character encoding schemes. However, no matter how easy it is to promote each coding scheme, it still requires a lot of learning and memory.
"I studied computer, and I should use a higher level method to solve this problem." From this, Liu Yingjian came up with the idea of using Chinese character recognition to solve the problem of Chinese character input encoding. "As long as people write Chinese characters, they can be recognized by computers and generate standard codes. I think this method is the most natural and ultimate solution."
"I know this job is difficult, but this is a career I can do for a lifetime." Liu Yingjian said.
"This is not something an assistant engineer should do"
In 1982, Liu Yingjian graduated from the university and was assigned to the first station of the Communications Department of the General Staff. The position is assistant engineer.
"It's really a good time to catch up." Looking back today, Liu Yingjian still sighed like this. The army regarded the first undergraduate like him as a treasure, and everything was to be found. "I participated in negotiations with Japan, and with the United States, and also allowed me to participate in technological innovation projects." Correspondingly, Liu Yingjian, who was born in the "Coban", was very upset. On one occasion, several of his colleagues wrote a program, which was compiled for 3 months against the reference book. The program was written at an isosceles high, but it couldn't be adjusted on the computer. Liu Yingjian "tame" the computer so obediently and obediently that he shocked all the people present.
Another time, "I remember it was a telegraph tester for telegraph." Liu Yingjian said. At that time, more than 40 people gathered around a table to transmit at the same time, and then used a very rudimentary computer to proofread their codes. Anyone who watched thought it was impossible, so how can a simple computer proofread so much? Liu Yingjian carefully analyzed In a moment, I compiled a small program and moved the computer configuration, and it was done!
At the end of 1984, Liu Yingjian submitted a 20-page "Online Handwritten Chinese Character Recognition Device" research and development report to the Science and Technology Department of the General Staff Communication Department. "This kind of research is not something an assistant engineer should do. It should be a question considered by professors and academicians." But to his surprise, his report was quickly approved. The Ministry of Communications also allocated 20,000 yuan to the project and equipped with two computers. Since then, Liu Yingjian has embarked on a scientific and technological way to solve the problem of Chinese character input.
In March 1985, Liu Yingjian presided over the development of the world's first "online handwritten Chinese character recognition online device", and entered Chinese characters by handwriting, creating a new field of Chinese character handwriting recognition. In January 1986, the device declared a national invention patent and was promoted to the society, causing a sensation.
In 1987, the Institute of Automation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences accepted Liu Yingjian, a young man who has not studied a master's degree, as a doctoral student, and his research direction is Chinese character recognition. It was also in this year that my country's related 863 project also began. Liu Yingjian's mentor recommended him as the person in charge of the project, and he was willing to deputy himself.
Liu Yingjian's Chinese character recognition work is the earliest and best done, which is beyond doubt. Companies in Hong Kong and Taiwan are keenly aware of this, and have begun to vigorously promote his technology, which has caused great repercussions. Relatively speaking, it is not ideally promoted on the mainland. At this moment, Liu Yingjian gradually realized that not only should research be done well, but promotion must be done well. His mind began to come alive, and there was only one chance.