The emergence of computers and technology has gained margins in this ever-growing and prospering world. The means to communicate with others have also improved with the medium of language, electronic gadgets, as well as e-mail, and many upcoming modes of accessibility that is being developed by the experts rapidly.
Language is the mode of speaking to people we share similar interests with. It is also the way we convey our needs, our desires, our wants, or our essentials. It decides what kind of ethnicity we belong to and what kind of people we relate to.
On the other hand, we have the computer programming medium which is complex and convoluted. The codes and the program through which they work are really difficult to decipher and make sense of. How do we make sense of how these two components together?
What Is Language Processing System?
Language Processing system is encrypted to be the binary mode that can be made sense of by the computers. It consists of both hardware and software modes. Hardware languages are written in binary codes of 0s and 1s. This cannot be understood and comprehended by computers as well as computer programmers which is why high-level language came to notice.
In the arena of computers, this is a well-known phenomenon that we have been exposed to. The high-level language provides to be an easier sort of means for computer programmers to attribute coding language and give it a whole new meaning.
The main advantage they hold over another type of coding language is their ability to be read, written, and maintained. This also benefits the user which had brought its name ‘user-friendly’.
Their preference for this program is because of the close resemblance to the human mode of speaking and its formed middle ground with code language. Programs written in this language require a lot of interpretation of required analytical information. It was first designed in the 1950s. However, the other mediums of high-level programming include Ada, BASIC, COBOL, C++ as well as Pascal and Prolog.
How Can They Be Comprehended?
Humans were always the byproduct of the strong influence that technology had lulled them to. Language processing systems might take years to come to a consensus for us to make sense of and possibly create a new language for it to make sense can be created in the future by computer technicians.
The question is how can they be corroborated?
Computer experts and technicians haven’t found a complete solution on how to convert machine codes into understandable symbols which formulate a language of their own. It might be coming into its own space in the future, of course, but as of now, barring high-level language, there is a medium of comprehension that needs to be developed.
Binary codes and machine language are difficult to write down by computer programmers. Our ability to write in high-level language makes it convenient for both the computer and easier for the human brain to analyze and memorize. This has been emphasized a lot as humans have found a way to survive in a world of unknown codes and machinery that have a different mode of mechanism on their own.
What Is Compiler Design?
This is a word that has been repeatedly associated with Language Processing System. Compiler Design is a means through which high-level programming is converted into low-level programming.
A language processor translates a program that is written input language into another language that is easier to understand. The compiler design plays a supporting role by further simplifying the high-level language into a subsequent low-level language program.
The program that is written in a high-level language is known as the source program while the name given to the program in the low-level language is known to be called the object or target program.
Another way through which a compiler is a useful medium for a complex mechanism such by a ‘language processing system’ created by the computer. It serves a purpose by correcting the errors that had emerged during the processing of various programs. It is important to note that the compiler performs the role of loading machine language into memory for execution. It further enhances its productivity by launching itself into performing this task.
There is also another significant element where there are different compilers for each program that has been created, but what may be the difference, is the fact that compilers have similar responsibilities to furnish and fulfill.
3 Phases of a Compiler
Apart from performing tasks to a specific program that is created by technicians and users, some phases are being attributed to compilers. These are the phases that the compiler undergoes as the machinery process.
1. Analysis Phase
This is one of the primary phases of compiler development and translation, where the programs are divided into ‘tokens’. The analysis phase is categorized into a lot of frameworks and can be tedious if it is not looked at with a keen eye and understood properly.
One way to make sense of this is to understand the sentences that had been wedged to decode the semantics of the sentence, then there is an automatic understanding of the syntax of the sentence that is encrypted.
2. Syntax Analysis
All of the phases are interrelated and happen one after the other. Therefore, the syntax of the sentence that is being shown in the compiler is the basics of how the errors for programs began to be corrected.
3. Code Optimizer & Code Generator
This is the result of the whole process of Compiler Design. This is the confirmation of codes at the end which come together to form a program that attributes itself to the high-level programming of a particular gadget or computer.
What about Natural Language Processing?
It is a completely different idea and deviates from the programming and coding of the computer. It is referred to as the sub-branch of linguistics and is the ‘AI mode of generating spoken words and syntax.’
How is it related? One may ask in height of how different both topics may contrast and contradict each other, while in fact, they are the same, providing a medium through which computers can generate a speech of their own.
3 NLP Tasks
The efficient means of understanding code machinery and programming can be closely related to being aware of the tasks at hand and the slow understanding of the same. NLP has a variety of tasks that attributes to a new speech mode for computers.
1. Speech Recognition
It is also known as speech-to-text data derivation, where depending upon the data that was being shown by the computer, a new mode of speech is slowly being formulated based on the data that is being shown. This way, a new medium of speech exclusive to the software and modern technology is thus, created.
There is also new personality being created such as Alexa, Siri, and various other artificial voices that respond to commands made by humans which make this speech recognition and data collecting more significant information related to that space.
2. Speech Tagging
Another task of the NLP is their ability to twist words and sentences in different ways and situations and give them a different use and context. Grammatical devices are used to understand in what kind of environment such phrases, verbs, and nouns are much more suitable to use in appropriation.
3. Sentimental Analysis
Along with the semantics and technical aspects of this NLP, includes the emotions that are being attributed to the AI. This attempts to derive tones out of the most extreme of emotions that are shown to be portrayed in the speech-to-text that is being easily extracted from the data that is given.
A small debate flares up to understand that formulating your own language for a computer is not a layman’s job. It doesn’t arise without major complications and difficulties. Therefore the speech coded for a computer is something that needs to be done with aid of both human labor and intelligence along with the options that technology encapsulates.
Therefore, we sit here in the belief that computer language can be made simple in a couple of years and in due course of time will be asked to be learned by all. Of course, it is dangerous that it dissolves our identity, but this can be a means to communicate with a phenomenon that has been controlling us for decades.
It depends on us if we want to carry it forward and come to a consensus or limit ourselves to the fear of uncertainty.