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Questions tagged [natural-language]

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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Whats a good way to let users manually switch between inbound and outbound travel content

Working on the ux for a inbound/outbound switch for a travel website that does tours in the asia region. They aim to 1st identify using IP address if the user is from the host country or heading to ...
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Feedback button clarity

I'm currently involved in the testing of a mobile only app. In the apps product detail page there is a full width button titled, "Problem with your product?". This button is not intended to be ...
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How to combine categories into a title?

This question is about how categories are displayed, not how they are processed. Consider I have a category page that is broken down into blocks of sub categories. The titles of these sub-sections ...
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Natural language search with boolean inputs?

So I'm working on a project which allows a user to type in a query using natural language as follows: Some of the keywords turn into tags that can be clicked/interacted with to access an advanced ...
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Food menu legend consistency

Should a food menu legend have "Gluten Free" and "Contains Nuts" or would it be better to be consistent with "Gluten Free" and "Nut Free" or even "Contains Gluten" and "Contains Nuts." Each of the ...
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Natural-language query guide

I am making a search which is really a thinly-veiled SQL query. For example: "Cities where population is less than 1000". Cities = type of object where = signals condition population = attribute is ...
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Predicting language preference before its known

I'm building an app for both Android and iOS. The app will be fully internationalized, with support for several languages right out of the box and more coming soon after. When the user starts the app ...
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How smart is GBoard keyboard's Predictive Suggestions bar? [closed]

When typing texts on my Android phone the suggestion bar always shows 3 possible 'words'. Often the suggestions are good, but could be a lot better if the algorithm simply took in to account parts of ...
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Is it a “Natural language” form a good practice?

A good UX for a form is one that makes it easy and fast to use. An experimental form like this, that uses natural language instead of the usual form display seems to be simple to use and creative, ...
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Ethical ways to dissuade?

For our banking app, our team is trying to encourage our users to keep more money in their savings account. Specifically, to prevent more than 6 transfers per month, of any amount, from savings to ...
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Term specificity in front-end use

I am designing an application where users can assemble collections of documents that will then be processed in some way (how and for what purpose these sets are processed is not relevant to this ...
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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 "classic" ...
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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, you ...
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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: http://www.visualthesaurus.com/cm/dictionary/dos-and-donts-for-singular-...
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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 so,...
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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 ...