A natural language is any language which arises in an unpremeditated fashion as the result of the innate facility for language possessed by the human intellect.

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Website language negotiation

According to these chaps here, for example, the reason why the likes of Google and various other imitators big and small use mostly GeoIP techniques for choosing the UI language, even overriding the ...
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Natural language and autocompletion

I'm currently working on an m-commerce app project. I would like to implement a "natural search" like this one : I am totally new to this approach and I can't find a way to mix it with a ...
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UX Process of creating a user friendly interface to database?

I would like to create a Controlled Natural Language vocabulary & Syntax to provide a user-friendly way to query a relational database ( Employee Records). The example below, though not directly ...
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Non-technical term for “such that” in a programming language

I am writing a simple, declarative programming language, intended to be used by complete beginners and experienced programmers alike. The beginners have a simpler interface for writing the code, but ...
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Natural language format for user input

We are experimenting with using a natural language form for user input. This is the information we are collecting from the user: color (x2) font size font weight accessibility level Normally, ...
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Will voice based interaction kill GUI? [duplicate]

Voice and audio based interaction together with natural language input have the potential to fast track user to get to their target goal directly. Much like how instead of browsing through sections ...
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Affordances in quicksilver like command applications

I'm developing a command based application where the user asks an agent to do stuff using a Verb--Object--Parameters pattern. e.g. SCHEDULE a meeting with bob for Tuesday BOOK meeting room at 9pm ...
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Flexible natural language input field design

I want to design a mobile form similar to Facebook input field to post a status update, where you can add suggested information like location and then continue with your post. I'll use a suggestion ...
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How to say “Your file has been modified (somewhere else) since you last opened it” in a few word. With two choices

I am using a dropbox api and building a code writing app for iPhone (so my space is very limited). When the user opens a file, Dropbox gets notified. If the file gets opened in another location (like ...
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Is there a standard list of the most popular modern web usage terms/labeling?

I am working on style guidance for a enterprise app. The name of the UI components within the app is not consistent. Is there any standard list of web name, terms or labeling as a reference for making ...
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Links on a 404 page: simple navigation or natural-language help?

I'm designing a new 404 page and I was wondering: should a 404 page simply have a list of relevant links, or should it try to solve users' problems using natural language? For example, Apple uses a ...
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Graphical alternatives to mini-language to operate on large sets

I am currently collaborating to a draft proposal for a new system where the main goal is to plan and then manage "assets" to satisfy "needs". An example (intentionally vague) - let's suppose you want ...
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Is number agreement necessary?

I want to display some attributes with a cardinal number. The following is an example with a software testing framework, but this question applies to more general cases: 1 Error 4 Success 5 ...
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Does the language on error message convey correct?

We are developing carpool app. Does the language reflect politeness and accuracy in intension?
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Do users object to homepages which contain a full section consisting of a contact form?

I've recently had users test a prototype for a new portfolio site for my company. The homepage is almost like a one-page site in that it has distinct sections, although each section links to another, ...
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Visually Displaying Search Results

I have an app where the user can enter free form text and I do a natural language search. The results that come back contains the search results and also evidence from where the results were from. I ...
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Domain Specific Language for Stock/Inventory Management [closed]

I'm looking at implimenting a DSL, for managing inventory/orders. In this case it is for a game (Minecraft, with computercraft + Applied Energistics), however it could as reasonably be a real world ...
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English: gender neutral strings for named people in programs?

Assuming that you think "singular they" is an ok construction in english (e.g. "Some person will lose their keys" - article: ...
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What is the most familiar wording of linking to a PDF file?

For certain industries and user-bases, it can make sense to include a link to a PDF version of a HTML web page — so that visitors can either view or download it. From a recognizability and ...
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Natural language vs. Tech language?

Redesign of eBay reminds me of an old debate I had with fellow UX designers: is natural language always better than artificial tech language (even if it addresses clear mental model)? Let me give you ...
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“Back to Top” alternate wording?

Seems that a "Back to Top" button is helpful and useful — especially for mobile sites. However, on websites that want to come across as "classy", it may sound a little primitive. Personally, I ...
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Should we call “Home” something else?

In the main navigation menu of a website, should we call "Home" something else? I am guessing that from a broad UX perspective, the answer is no -- but when are other names viable? When are they ...
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How to interpret vague date input in a search query

This is a follow-up to this question Would an "around" search token make any sense? If someone is performing a search by date would having an "around" this date feature be useful, and if ...
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Programs or markup viewers for legal or logical content?

I am interested in user interfaces that represent legal argumentation and/or logical reasoning. For professionals dealing with complex reasoning and argumentation that is mainly language-based, what ...
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Can I optimize this command-line interface?

I am designing a command-line interface for users and administrators to interact with an online radio system. One of the administrator tasks is assigning songs and albums to various genres. This is ...
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How can I make a Lucene-backed search interface more humane?

A client has a search engine (Lucene) and it is not performing well with users, partly because page metadata is really vague and non-descriptive and also because users -- if I am to beleive the ...