For many, natural language processing (NLP) seems futuristic or from the world of science fiction. What most don’t realize, though, is that NLP is already part of their everyday lives. DATAVERSITY brought this topic to our attention in their article, “Natural Language Processing: The What, Why, and How.

Siri, the intelligent personal assistant that is part of Apple’s operating systems in a variety of devices, is a good example. Ironically, only around a third of smartphone owners use their personal assistants regularly, even though 95 percent have tried them at some point. NLP continues to evolve and advance and as that happens, users will increasingly embrace it.

NLP has entered the mainstream and integrates with big data in the world of retail and consumerism. As consumers become more familiar with NLP and its time-saving benefits, they will be more likely to adopt it in the home and office for other tasks.

Melody K. Smith

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