Sponsoring Aisha Jilani's PHD on natural language processing.
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Natural language processing is "a field of computer science, artificial intelligence, and computational linguistics concerned with the interactions between computers and human (natural) languages." according to wikipedia.
"Sponsoring" sounds like a lot of money but there wasn't much involved, it was more about raising the initial research questions.
I'm still very interested in natural language processing, and I'm hoping to get back to it.