• Abhijit MishraEmail author
  • Pushpak Bhattacharyya
Part of the Cognitive Intelligence and Robotics book series (CIR)


Natural language processing (NLP) is concerned with interactions between computers and human through the medium of languages. NLP is founded on the science of linguistics, whose aim it is to gain insight into the linguistic operations integral to human livelihood and existence, in the form of speech, writing, and multimodal content. The goal of NLP (often otherwise referred to as Computational Linguistics) is to translate linguistic principles and artifacts to and from computer-understandable forms. Why is this important? Well, in the current era of online information explosion, it has become necessary for agencies and individuals to extract and organize critical information from a humongous amount of electronic textual content from Web sites, conversation systems, and other modes of communication. Since manual extraction of such information can be prohibitively expensive, it has become obvious to automatize the process of information gathering from large-scale text. And, NLP provides ways to do that.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.India Research LabIBM ResearchBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Indian Institute of Technology PatnaPatnaIndia

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