natural language processing(redirected from Natual Language Processing)
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natural language processingAbbreviation: NLP
1. The automated analysis of a text for phrases, meanings, or trends in word use. It is used in health care to extract information from electronic medical records, to classify and code the material found, to develop nomenclature, and to develop hypotheses about the data obtained.
2. The cognitive process by which people learn how to understand words, grammar and diction.
See also: processing
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