Short for natural language processing, a branch of artificial intelligence that deals with analyzing, understanding and generating the languages that humans use naturally in order to interface with computers in both written and spoken contexts using natural human languages instead of computer languages.
One of the challenges inherent in natural language processing is teaching computers to understand the way humans learn and use language. Take, for example, the sentence “Baby swallows fly.” This simple sentence has multiple meanings, depending on whether the word “swallows” or the word “fly” is used as the verb, which also determines whether “baby” is used as a noun or an adjective. In the course of human communication, the meaning of the sentence depends on both the context in which it was communicated and each person��s understanding of the ambiguity in human languages. This sentence poses problems for software that must first be programmed to understand context and linguistic structures.
NLP is also referred to as computational linguistics.
A form factor designed by Intel for PC motherboards. The NLX form factor features a number of improvements over the current LPX form factor. Its features include: Support for larger memory modules and DIMMs Support for the newest microprocessors, including the Pentium II using SEC packaging. Support for AGP video cards. Better access to motherboard […]
Short for Network News Transfer Protocol, the protocol used to post, distribute, and retrieve USENET messages. The official specification is RFC 977. NNTP replaced UUCP, the original USENET protocol.
Short for negative-channel metal-oxide semiconductor, and pronounced en-moss, a type of semiconductor that is negatively charges so that transistors are turned on or off by the movement of electrons. In contrast, PMOS (positive-channel MOS) works by moving electron vacancies. NMOS is faster than PMOS, but also more expensive to produce.
NOR architecture is one of two technologies (the other being NAND) used in memory cards. NOR flash is the preferred technology for flash devices used to store and run code, usually in small capacities. NOR flash devices offer storage space up to 32-MB and while it has fast read capabilities it has slow write and […]
- Network Operations Center (NOC)
Short for network operations center, the physical space from which a typically large telecommunications network is managed, monitored and supervised. The NOC coordinates network troubles, provides problem management and router configuration services, manages network changes, allocates and manages domain names and IP addresses, monitors routers, switches, hubs and UPS systems that keep the network operating […]