LINGUIST List 10.1432

Thu Sep 30 1999

FYI: Cluster Analysis Program, Parser Guide Web Site

Editor for this issue: Karen Milligan <>


  1. Lisa Bond, cluster analysis
  2. Philip A. Bralich, Ph.D., Review of all Parsers

Message 1: cluster analysis

Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 11:45:02 +0100
From: Lisa Bond <>
Subject: cluster analysis

I have just been recommended a cluster analysis program developed by 
Sawtooth but available in Europe from their distributor, SKIM products, 
both are available on the internet and demo disks are also available.

SPSS also contains a cluster analysis element, though this is not 
considered to be as easy to use as the Sawtooth product.
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Message 2: Review of all Parsers

Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 16:22:55 -1000
From: Philip A. Bralich, Ph.D. <>
Subject: Review of all Parsers

Karen Smith, an employee here at Ergo, has put together a very nice
web based guided tour of the parsers of the world which makes it easy
to find and try all the different parsers of the world. It is also a very
convenient way to compare parsers and make notes about their
various strong and weak points. The site also contains a section
with sample sentences chosen from the domain of practical
applications and a set of standards for evaluating parsers. Both
are available at The parser tour is under
the heading "Parsers of the World" and the sample sentences and
standards are under "Parsing Contest". 

I highly recomend this site for anyone with an interest in NLP.

Phil Bralich

Philip A. Bralich, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Ergo Linguistic Technologies
2800 Woodlawn Drive, Suite 175
Honolulu, HI 96822

Tel: (808)539-3920
Fax: (808)539-3924
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