LINGUIST List 16.643

Fri Mar 04 2005

Media: NYT: Automatic Parsing

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        1.    Karen Chung, NYT: Automatic Parsing

Message 1: NYT: Automatic Parsing

Date: 04-Mar-2005
From: Karen Chung <>
Subject: NYT: Automatic Parsing

An article in the New York Times online edition, March 3, 2005:

With Terror in Mind, a Formulaic Way to Parse Sentences
By Noah Shachtman

...Attensity, based in Palo Alto, Calif., and financed in part by In-Q-Tel,
the C.I.A.'s investment arm, has developed a method to parse electronic
documents almost instantly, and diagram all of the sentences inside.
('Moby-Dick,' for instance, took all of nine and a half seconds.) By
labeling subjects and verbs and other parts of speech, Attensity's software
gives the documents a definable structure, a way to
fit into a database. And that helps turn day-to-day chatter into
information that is relevant and usable.

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Karen Chung

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
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