The New Oxford Dictionary of English (1998) defines "language
<gg><sy>mass noun</sy></gg> <df>any of a variety of computing procedures that use tools such as machine-readable dictionaries and sentence parsers in order to process natural languages for industrial applications such as speech recognition and speech synthesis.</df>
I realize this is not an exhaustive definition, but rather a
characterization. All the same, I hope you will find it helpful.
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