artificial language

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n artificial language a language that is deliberately created for a specific purpose
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Quotations

  • Alfred North Whitehead
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    “Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language.”

Usage

In literature:

On the other hand, he cannot be justly charged with a desire to frame language on artificial principles.
"Cratylus" by Plato
The language must be one used by a nation, not an artificial thing.
"Story of My Life" by Helen Keller
Language may be divided, 1. into natural and artificial; 2. into spoken and written.
"English Grammar in Familiar Lectures" by Samuel Kirkham
Language is an artificial means of establishing unanimity and transferring thought from one mind to another.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
Artificial land-frontiers often denote much sharper cleavages of sentiment, character, physique, language, history.
"The Framework of Home Rule" by Erskine Childers
This was no longer the language of people in general, and as time went on, became more and more artificial.
"New Latin Grammar" by Charles E. Bennett
Our music like our language, is perhaps entirely constituted of artificial tones, which by habit suggest certain agreeable passions.
"Zoonomia, Vol. I" by Erasmus Darwin
More than that; in their earnest, and, as it seemed at first, artificial work, they formed the French language.
"Avril" by H. Belloc
The collapse of Volapuek discouraged thoughtful persons from expecting any solution of the problem in an artificial language.
"The Task of Social Hygiene" by Havelock Ellis
Their frequent failures lie in making the language of a particular social type artificially stable.
"Human Traits and their Social Significance" by Irwin Edman
Mr. Grey's Memoria Technica was designed as an artificial language to remember numbers, as of the eras, or dates of history.
"The Temple of Nature; or, the Origin of Society" by Erasmus Darwin
Bolivar spoke to them in language less artificial and much more impassioned than was his wont.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 2 August 1848" by Various
He simply protested against stilted, artificial language in verse poetry.
"The Literature of Ecstasy" by Albert Mordell
ESPERANTO, an artificial language for international use invented by Dr. Zamenhof of Warsaw, who first published an account of it in 1887.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
AMERICAN languages, often highly artificial, i.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
To these may be added romances in verse after the manner of the works written in the artificial classical language, e.g.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 5" by Various
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In news:

John McCarthy, the inventor of programming language Lisp and a pioneer in " artificial intelligence " technology, died Monday night.
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In science:

Liddy, E. and Paik, W. 1992. Statistically Guided WordSense Disambiguation. In Proceedings of the AAAI Fall Symposium Series: Probabilistic Approaches to Natural Language. Menlo Park, Calif.; American Association for Artificial Intelligence.
Machine Learning of User Profiles: Representational Issues
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