LINGUIST List 7.1045

Thu Jul 18 1996

FYI: Moby project, Parser available via web and ftp

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  1. mmalcolm crawford, Moby distribution available from ILASH, Sheffield
  2. Satoshi Sekine, A parser for Free

Message 1: Moby distribution available from ILASH, Sheffield

Date: Thu, 18 Jul 1996 15:15:02 BST
From: mmalcolm crawford <>
Subject: Moby distribution available from ILASH, Sheffield
On June 1 Grady Ward announced that the fruits of the Moby project
were being placed in the public domain. The files comprising the
project are now available available from

either as a complete distribution [26MB] or as set of subprojects:

Moby Hyphenator
	185,000 entries fully hyphenated
	mhyph.tar.Z [980kB]

Moby Language
	Word lists in five of the world's great languages
	mlang.tar.Z [2.3MB]

Moby Part-of-Speech
	230,000 entries fully described by part(s) of speech,
	listed in priority order
	mpos.tar.Z [1.2MB]

Moby Pronunciator
	175,000 entries fully International Phonetic Alphabet coded
	mpron.tar.Z [3.1MB]

Moby Shakespeare
	The complete unabridged works of Shakespeare
	mshak.tar.Z [2.3MB]

Moby Thesaurus
	30,000 root words, 2.5 million synonyms and related words
	mthes.tar.Z [12MB]

Moby Words
	610,000+ words and phrases. The largest word list in the world
	mwords.tar.Z [4.0MB].

For more details, see:

Once again, many many thanks to Grady Ward for this outstanding resource.

Best wishes,


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Message 2: A parser for Free

Date: Wed, 17 Jul 1996 16:15:56 EDT
From: Satoshi Sekine <sekineNONKI.CS.NYU.EDU>
Subject: A parser for Free

 APPLE PIE PARSER (Announcement)

 Satoshi SEKINE (NYU)

We are pleased to announce the public release of Apple Pie Parser.
The parser is a bottom-up probabilistic chart parser which finds
the best scoring tree by a best-first search algorithm.
Its English grammar in the distribution is a semi-context sensitive
grammar with two non-terminals which was automatically extracted
from the Penn Tree Bank, the syntactically tagged corpus made at
the University of Pennsylvania.

The framework of the parser was presented at International Workshop
on Parsing Technologies 1995 at Prague. (This papaer is included in
the distribution)

You can get it by ftp or through WWW.

- ------ By ftp -----------------
 > ftp
 Connected to
 220 cs FTP server (Version wu-2.4(1) Thu May 26 18:01:31 EDT 1994) ready.
 Name ( anonymous
 331 Guest login ok, send your complete e-mail address as password.
 230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply.
 ftp> cd pub/local/sekine
 ftp> binary
 ftp> get APP5.7.tar.gz
- ---------------------------

- - Through WWW -------------
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