|Earley... firstname.lastname@example.org (Darius Blasband) (1997-05-22)|
|Re: Earley... email@example.com (1997-05-25)|
|Re: Earley... firstname.lastname@example.org (Philip Lijnzaad) (1997-05-27)|
|Re: Earley... email@example.com (Alan L. Wendt) (1997-05-30)|
|Re: Earley... firstname.lastname@example.org (1997-06-04)|
|From:||email@example.com (Chris Clark USG)|
|Date:||4 Jun 1997 22:52:54 -0400|
|Organization:||Digital Equipment Corporation - Marlboro, MA|
I looked up Tomita on the web found the parser I was mentioning.
From the text at,
> Parse natural language sentences with given LR(0) grammars by an
> algorithm invented 1985 by Masaru Tomita (CMU)
> The software constructs LR(0) parsing tables for arbitrary
> context free grammars, which you specify. It then processes
> any input you give it and displays the resulting parse forest
> and optionally the parse stack as well. The parse tables are
> also shown, if you requests it, since reference is made to
> them in the parse stack. One difference between this and
> Tomita's original algorithm is this algorithm has been
> modified into a dynamic programming algorithm, capable of
> handling all CFG's including cyclic grammars.
Although this is not *exactly* Earley's algorithm, the claims seem to
be approximately the same. Moreover, the use of an LR automaton
internally should remove much of the constant overhead.
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