Natural Language Competence of our Systems
NLP - Natural Language Processing and NLU Natural Language
Understanding are the central terms in the area of computational
linguistics and artificial intelligence.
NLP sums up all methods covering the pure processing of language by means
of algorithmic, statistic and heuristic means. NLU indicates the real
understanding of a text that is formulated in some natural language.
Although remarkable advances have been made in this field, artificial
language competence, comparable to those of humans, has been unreachable
up to now. The core competence of PetaMem is NLP and NLU. Our systems access
an enormous pool of language data and use a balanced mix of statistical and
rule-based methods. The criteria for use of technologies is their practicality
in everyday business and not conformance with a specific doctrine.
In the section Basic Features we present the basic features and
technical data of our systems and in the section Complex Features their
"higher order functionality".