natural language

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natural language

[′nach·rəl ′laŋ·gwij]
(computer science)
A computer language whose rules reflect and describe current rather than prescribed usage; it is often loose and ambiguous in interpretation, meaning different things to different hearers.

natural language

(application)
A language spoken or written by humans, as opposed to a language use to program or communicate with computers. Natural language understanding is one of the hardest problems of artificial intelligence due to the complexity, irregularity and diversity of human language and the philosophical problems of meaning.

See also Pleuk grammar development system, proof.

An on-line demonstration.

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natural language

A human language, such as English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese and Russian. See natural language recognition.
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The Queen made a short, informal speech after her tree-planting.

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