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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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Some search engines use templates to help end-users submit natural language queries used by search engines to conduct a search on specific topics.
Natural language allows tasks to be combined with a common language thread.
In the future, the Company also plans to offer a natural language desktop search solution, eliminating the need to search through countless links to find relevant answers.
According to Progress Software's senior vice president of corporate development and strategy, Jeffrey Stamen, "Progress acquired EasyAsk because it was the clear technology leader in natural language search with integrated data navigation.
TuVox speech applications automate virtually any type of call, including natural language call routing, self-service transactions and product support.
To enable natural language search, ActivePoint cataloged EasyAV's website populating the TX5 search engine.
Dictaphone's proprietary natural language processing software employs advanced technologies to "read" text documents and extract important medical facts such as allergies, medications, diagnoses, and procedures.
With this new ability to easily integrate natural language search into their catalog, American Eagle Outfitters can optimize the online sales experience and deliver desired information faster, which can translate to higher conversion rates and increased online revenues.
As one of the e-tailing group's benchmarking criteria included 'keyword search,' we decided to take it a step further and investigate the natural language search functionality of the retail sites," said Moshe Ofer, CEO, ActivePoint.
ATG (Art Technology Group, NASDAQ: ARTG) the software provider behind the most consistent and relevant marketing, commerce, and service experiences, today announced that a significant milestone has been reached with ATG search, the industry's longest established and leading natural language processing search engine that forms the basis for ATG Self-Service.
Because InFact is designed to understand the complexity of natural language and offers the capability to conduct comprehensive, interactive relationship searches, it can provide the ability to quickly correlate relationships and facts across millions of documents.

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