Natural Language Processing: A Human-Computer Interaction Perspective

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Natural Language Processing: A Human-Computer Interaction Perspective
Natural language processing has been in existence for more than fifty years. During this time, it has significantly contributed to the field of human-computer interaction in terms of theoretical results and practical applications. As computers continue to become more affordable and accessible, the importance of user interfaces that are effective, robust, unobtrusive, and user-friendly – regardless of user expertise or impediments – becomes more pronounced. Since natural language usually provides for effortless and effective communication in human-human interaction, its significance and potential in human-computer interaction should not be overlooked – either spoken or typewritten, it may effectively complement other available modalities,1 such as windows, icons, and menus, and pointing; in some cases, such as in users with disabilities, natural language may even be the only applicable modality. This chapter examines the field of natural language processing as it relates to human...
Bill Z. Manaris
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Type Journal
Year 1998
Where AC
Authors Bill Z. Manaris
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