natural language


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
P., (1994), Natural Language Interfaces to Databases--An Introduction.
The experiment has been performed in IMM UrB RAS computation centre under the following conditions for every presented natural language processing tool [11]:
(Naeemet al., 2012) propose a tool QueGen (Query Generator) to generate OLAP queries from natural language input.
Whereas researchers who are proficient at signal processing and coding techniques are hard to understand the specificity of natural language. It is urgent to comb advantage knowledge of researchers with very different backgrounds in order to avoid the unfamiliar area.
The final section, aptly entitled "Science, language, and translation," then draws ideas together by using theories from translation studies to examine how meaning can move from mathematics to natural languages. Through this three-part presentation, the reader gains both a better understanding of scientific discourse and a more in-depth understanding of human communication processes.
Chalk up another successful application of natural language processing.
The efforts to achieve what is being called natural language processing in computer science have focused on applications of artificial intelligence.
"The trick to making natural language work is providing a dictionary that is constantly under observation and growth."
This system, from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, demonstrated the power of integrating multiple natural language processing techniques with abductive reasoning to produce a final score almost twice that of the other 27 groups that participated in the testing.
The cognitive system is a suit of technologies, which extracts the insights form the structured and unstructured data by using machine learning and natural language processing technology.
12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Deep natural language processing may be able to estimate the presence of active cancer, cancer worsening or progression, and cancer improvement or response from radiologic reports, according to a study published online July 25 in JAMA Oncology.

Full browser ?