Natural language processing (NLP) is a subfield of artificial intelligence and computational linguistics. It studies the problems of automated generation and understanding of natural human languages. Natural language generation systems convert information from computer databases into normal-sounding human language, and natural language understanding systems convert samples of human language into more formal representations that are easier for computer programs to manipulate.
It has been said that the next generation of web technology, "Web 3.0", will consist of intelligent applications that utilize the semantic web, natural language processing, machine learning, and machine reasoning.
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