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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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It is challenging task to generate synthetic speech same as natural speech.
7% for natural speech (Pisoni & Hunnicutt, 1980, cited in Koul, 2003).
Paris, Gilson, Thomas, and Silver (1995) reported that when people were asked to shadow (repeat verbatim, as they listen to recorded passages, what a speaker is saying), they were less accurate when they listened to synthetic speech than when they listened to natural speech.
Combining Ziggy's 22-language Cloud-based Natural Speech search engine with Golden-i's world-class embedded real-time speech and gesture interface will rapidly transform 'Siri' class speech recognition from merely amusing into a fast, accurate, professional-grade access to information, and entirely 'Hands-Free,'" he commented.
They used a sentence verification task and found no significant differences in error rates between DECtalk and natural speech, though they did find slower response latencies for DECtalk.
An agreement that has been formed between speech recognition solution provider SpeechWorks and Nortel Networks should see both companies delivering a joint solution with natural speech recognition capabilities.
com), the leading supplier of real-time customer service applications that recognize natural speech via telephone, today announced the opening of its new headquarters in the Maryland Technology and Science Center in Bowie, MD.
a developer of voice recognition systems for the mobile marketplace, today launched VoiceControl_bb(TM), a high accuracy speech recognition system that combines out-of-the-box functionality, single keystroke operation, and a natural speech command set.
Optimized for the next-generation Intel(R) XScale(R) application processor family, Fonix Speech(TM) can provide a user-friendly, natural speech interface for cellular and handheld devices," stated Gary Forni, director of Handheld Platform Software Enabling, Intel Mobility Group.
CARDIFF, Wales -- Companies Collaborate with Pronexus to Highlight New Capability at 3GSM World Congress; "I'm Lost" Demo Blends Together Rich Telephony, Natural Speech and Web Services
RISHON LEZION, Israel -- NSC - Natural Speech Communication Ltd.
TeleData Technology incorporates Natural Speech Communication's (NSC) ASR technology into their T3 Platform to develop a range of messaging solutions, enabling highly reliable speech recognition from telephones, cell phones and speaker phones.