|Natural Language Parser firstname.lastname@example.org (Seima Rao) (2015-09-29)|
|Re: Natural Language Parser email@example.com (George Neuner) (2015-09-29)|
|Re: Natural Language Parser firstname.lastname@example.org (Quinn Jackson) (2015-09-29)|
|Re: Natural Language Parser email@example.com (2015-09-30)|
|Re: unnatural natural language, was Natural Language Parser firstname.lastname@example.org (George Neuner) (2015-10-01)|
|Re: Natural Language Parser email@example.com (BGB) (2015-10-02)|
|Re: Natural Language Parser firstname.lastname@example.org (Gene Wirchenko) (2015-10-06)|
|From:||email@example.com (Rob Warnock)|
|Date:||30 Sep 2015 11:05:06 GMT|
|Organization:||Rob Warnock, Consulting Systems Architect|
|Posted-Date:||30 Sep 2015 21:42:26 EDT|
George Neuner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
| Seima Rao <email@example.com> wrote:
| > I am looking for a C++ API based English Language Parser.
| > This is my only requirement. I dont need any semanticizing
| > artefacts.
| You need to be aware that natural languages *can't* be parsed
| without semantics - i.e. without considering "parts of speech".
| Depending on context, the same word may represent, e.g., a verb, an
| adverb, or even a (type of) noun. What part of speech the word
| represents in context determines the ultimate meaning of the sentence.
| Even which part of speech a word represents may be controversial. Most
| human writing (and speaking) is quite imprecise: most sentences can be
| parsed in more than one way, and the meanings of the various parsings
| may be very different.
Exactly. Consider the classical "Buffalo" example:
"Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo"
is a grammatically correct sentence in the English language,
used as an example of how homonyms and homophones can be used
to create complicated linguistic constructs.
Thomas Tymoczko has pointed out that there is nothing special
about eight "buffalos"; any sentence consisting solely of the
word "buffalo" repeated any number of times is grammatically
Versions of the linguistic oddity can be constructed with
other words which similarly simultaneously serve as collective
noun, adjective, and verb, some of which need no capitalization
(such as "police").
Rob Warnock <firstname.lastname@example.org>
627 26th Avenue <http://rpw3.org/>
San Mateo, CA 94403
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