Natural language processing (NLP) is an umbrella term which encompasses any and everything related to making machines able to process natural language. Natural language understanding (NLU) is considered a subtopic of NLP and it’s main focus is to make machines interpret the natural language, derive meaning, identify context and draw insights. This interesting topic came to us from the Search Engine Journal in their article, “How NLP & NLU Work For Semantic Search.”

NLP can process text from grammar, structure, typo, and point of view—but it will be NLU that will help the machine infer the intent behind the language text. So, even though there are many overlaps between NLP and NLU, this differentiation sets them distinctly apart.

Combining these two technologies, searchers can find what they want without having to type their query exactly.

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