LINGUIST List 11.1013

Wed May 3 2000

Sum: Parser and Grammar for English

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  1. Maite Taboada, Parser and grammar for English

Message 1: Parser and grammar for English

Date: Tue, 2 May 2000 16:41:43 -0700
From: Maite Taboada <>
Subject: Parser and grammar for English

Parser and grammar for English

This is a summary of the responses I received about a parser and a
broad-coverage grammar for English. I wanted to get, if possible,
access to source code and/or the possibility of using my own
lexicon. Thanks very much to all who replied. Unfortunately, I haven't
yet found exactly what I'm looking for, so further replies are still

Parsers and/or grammars (in no particular order):

- Conexor
Tagger and parser for English, not yet available for Windows

- Boeing developed a parser plus grammar some time ago. The parser is
in LISP, and the grammar is documented in the following PhD

Harrison, Philip. 1988. "A New Algorithm for Parsing Generalized
Phrase Structure Grammar." University of Washington.

- Link grammar, at CMU

- Constraint Grammar for English:

- Georgetown NLP

In addition, I found a number of sites that list NLP tools. A few of those are:

- Maite

Maite Taboada, Senior Computational Linguist (
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