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Language in the Future of Computing

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Thesis Statement


The dominant methods of human computer interaction place several constraints in their communication producing undesired effects such as errors, and incorrect output. Natural language processing technology, as it is bettered, can rectify these problems and make computers more attractive to technophobes.


"Natural language processing will shape the way humans and computers interact in the future."


natural language processing, sentiment analysis, talking to robots, voice recognition, grammar, linguistics, sentence parsing, vocabulary, homonyms, multiple languages, machine learning, human-computing interaction, chat-bots, Google search, IBM Watson, Apple Siri, Semantics, text mining



Grand, Steven: The Creation

Pinker, Steven: The Language Instinct

Pinker, Steven: Words, Rules and their Meanings

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Research Structure

Section 1: HIDs. Directionality of communication.======

Common HIDs: (Source:

  • Keyboards
  • Mice, Touchpads
  • Cameras
  • Fingerprint Scanners
  • Headsets

Less Common HIDs

  • Driving Simulator Devices
  • Wired gloves
  • Dance pads
  • Wii Remote
  • Surface computing devices
  • Section 2: Keyboards
  • Types of Keyboards
  • Issues with Keyboards
  • Keystroke Logging (wireless)
  • Physical Injury
  • Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • vHealth Risks
  • Language
  • Standards
  • Size Constraints/Limited functions on mobile devices
  • Common Damage
  • Hick's Law

How can voice replacement software solve these problems

Section 3: Mice

  • Issues with Mice

Section 4: Competition for NLP

  • Touch Interfaces
  • Gesture/Motion Sensors

Section 5: Supplements for NLP

  • Augmented Reality

Projects Proposals

1) Natural Language Processing

  • There are several smaller ideas we could work on within this large topic such as:

2) Kinect/Move interaction?

3) Usability of Social Media Tools

  • How do organizations structure their tools to promote and increase user engagement
  • Psychological effects of Social Media and its pull on users