language processing (NLP) naturally evolves with a technology-driven
world, and it is integrated into many programs we currently use.
As society becomes increasingly aware of the benefits of technology
and time becomes more precious, more of the population is using
the new gadgets and gizmos that feature NLP. Due to this higher
demand, applications are being adapted to interact on a higher level
to reach a larger, less programming-savvy audience. While natural
language processing may not be able to interact with humans as HAL
did in Space Odyssey 2001 in the near future, there are many current
applications in place.
language processing’s applications are generally either text-based
or dialogue-based. Major text-based applications include word-processing,
information extraction and generation, and translation. Major dialogue-based
applications include speech processing, natural language programming,
and voice recognition.