What is Natural Language Processing?

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Each year, AI practitioners compete for the Loebner prize. This is an implementation of the Turing test where a computer‘s “humanness” is assessed by a panel of judges. The machine passes the test if it manages to convince the judges that it – and not its human competitor – is a real person. How does it do this? Simply by using language. Human-like conversation is but one of the many applications of Natural Language Processing, NLP for short.

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