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Title: A Simple Syntax Tree Generator
Submitter: Miles Shang
Description: I'm pleased to announce a new app for drawing syntax trees:

Technical details:
- Browser-based
- Lightweight and local
- Javascript/HTML5
- Supports Unicode
- Requires a relatively recent browser.
- MIT license (open source)

- Designed to be easy to use
- Labelled bracket notation
- Draws as you type
- Basic support for movement lines

This is a work-in-progress. All suggestions, comments, and bug reports are

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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

LL Issue: 23.920
Date Posted: 23-Feb-2012

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