Translation of the title: Introduction to NLP through applications
I start by claiming that applications are actually the core of NLP, and that considering "applications" as a subcategory of it, along with morphology, parsing or semantics, simply misses the point. NLP would gain in being structured by application domains, like: grammar checking, computer-assisted translation, spoken interfaces, etc.
After dismissing some alternative ways of structuring this overview (e.g., processing of speech vs. written languages; or commercial vs. research systems), I provide a classification of kinds of applications, and then discuss briefly some examples of each, trying to provide illustrative pointers.
The main section (section 4) of this chapter is thus subdivided in: