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images There’s a big difference between natural language and computer code, heuristic human thinking and computer instructions, called algorithms. Science Daily published the linked article about a futuristic software that should be able to analyze human language with the aim to transform it in readable, clear instructions for a computer.

Some intriguing research was done by computer scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The big challenge is to transform complex English sentences–this is the only language chosen for the experiment so far–in scheduled procedures. A computer usually processes informations as soon as they arrive. For example, a simple phrase like “Before the car stars, open the garage” should be translated in a coded language as “First instruction: open the garage. Second instruction: start the car”. As you can guess, a great deal of work concerns adverbs, for humans often describe nonlinear situations with a great use of hypothesis and variables. But soon, maybe, thanks to KIT’s job, even a non computer developer, a simple man f.i., should be able to program machines on his own using friendly interfaces that automatically translate and order syntax into algorithms. Below you find the full article.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141013090227.htm

 

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