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language

 [lang´gwij]
1. the use of a meaningful pattern of vocal sounds (or corresponding written symbols) to convey thoughts and feelings, or a system of such patterns that is understood by a group of people.
2. by extension, any of various other systems of communication that use sets of discrete symbols.
3. any of numerous sets of standardized vocabulary terms for use among health care providers in a variety of settings allowing comparisons of care across populations, settings, regions, and time. There are over 30 researched standardized health care languages. Called also standardized vocabulary.
body language the expression of thoughts or emotions by means of posture or gesture.
International Sign language a sign language composed of a blending of vocabulary signs from numerous different countries, sometimes used at international meetings and events of deaf persons; formerly called Gestuno.
natural language ordinary language as used by the speakers of that language, as opposed to a language made up for a special purpose (as for use by a computer system).
nursing language any of various sets of standardized terms and definitions for use in nursing to provide standardized descriptions, labels, and definitions for expressing the phenomena of nursing; some include category groupings of terms. The American Nurses Association has recognized twelve official languages.

natural language

Language as used in ordinary verbal and written communication among humans, as distinguished from controlled vocabularies and structured languages used exclusively for communicating and interoperability among information systems.
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7% for natural speech (Pisoni & Hunnicutt, 1980, cited in Koul, 2003).
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Our work is very basic rsearch into how humans perceive natural speech versus synthetic speech, what the nature of the differences are, and how these differences may be ampliflied or attenuated depending on the environment in which the speech is presented to the observer.
Agil processes sound the way the human auditory system naturally does, preserving the fidelity of natural speech and spatial cues so that less energy is needed to translate and interpret the meaning of sounds - allowing the brain to perform other important cognitive tasks.
Additional information about Fonix natural speech recognition technologies can be found at the company's website, http://www.
30 /PRNewswire/ -- Nuance, the leader in natural speech interface software for telecommunications, enterprise and web-based systems, announced today that Brown and Company Securities Corp.
With the Links feature, the caller can use natural speech to move forwards, backwards or loop back to any previous point using voice commands.
Locus Dialogue's advanced technology allows callers to use natural speech to control telecommunications applications.
Recognized by the industry, customers and telecom dealers for its leadership in accuracy and understanding natural speech, the Virtual Operator is available for purchase through an authorized nationwide telecom dealer network or for rent directly from Registry Magic.
SER's inventions use natural speech recognition combined with business rules to analyze customer conversations, literally transforming the spoken word to retrievable data form.