free-form language


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free-form language

A language in which statements can reside anywhere on a line or even cross over lines. It does not imply less syntax structure, just more freedom in placing statements. For example, any number of blank spaces are allowed between symbols. Most high-level programming languages are free-form.
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there is no true natural language technology in the sense that there is not a technology today that understands free-form language."
There are also bursts of free-form language, which include everything from a disjointed paean to radio DJ George Michael to a scrolling list that proposes an abstruse connection between the artist, Brady Bunch star Christopher Knight, and actor Christopher Reeve (here renamed "Reeves").