natural language processing

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natural language processing definition

artificial intelligence
(NLP) Computer understanding, analysis, manipulation, and/or generation of natural language.
This can refer to anything from fairly simple string-manipulation tasks like stemming, or building concordances of natural language texts, to higher-level AI-like tasks like processing user queries in natural language.
(1997-09-12)

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