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I'm trying to pitch something about my project. While training on this pitch I got comments telling me that the word "decode" is not appropriate and it's a "blunt" for such type of pitching and for the target audience. We spent time thinking about a better word, but I didn't find any words that would convey the exact meaning in a "smoother" way. The sentence I used is:

We will decode X from neural signal

I found words like "fetch", "get the information" but they still somehow odd to me.

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    – tchrist
    Jul 18, 2018 at 16:38

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I would use extract. This use is related to the following definitions:

Obtain (a substance or resource) from something by a special method.
‘lead was extracted from the copper’

Derive (an idea) from a body of information.
‘there are few attempts to extract generalities about the nature of the disciplines’

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Would any of the following work?

-Decipher

-Decrypt

-Unscramble

-Understand

-Conceive

-Comprehend

-Make out

-Learn

-Know

-Discern

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Assuming you are going for something a little less technical:

  • Unravel
  • Untangle
  • Work out
  • Interpret

Do any of these suit your needs?

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  • Untangle is an appropriate word I think
    – hbak
    Jul 18, 2018 at 14:00
  • @hbak You may then also like "disentangle" Jul 18, 2018 at 14:02
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unpack. TFD

  1. To elucidate or interpret (the meanings implicit in an utterance or text, for example).

  2. (tr) to explain (a question, issue, etc) by analysing its component parts

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