LINGUIST List 7.1045

Thu Jul 18 1996

FYI: Moby project, Parser available via web and ftp

Editor for this issue: Ann Dizdar <>


  • mmalcolm crawford, Moby distribution available from ILASH, Sheffield
  • 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,


    posn. research facilitator where institute for language speech and hearing sheffield university west court 2 mappin street sheffield s1 4dt england

    vox (+44) 114 282 5269 fax (+44) 114 278 0972 email NeXTMail, SunMail, MIME welcome PGP key available on request

    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)

    July.17.1996 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. Password: 230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply. ftp> cd pub/local/sekine ftp> binary ftp> get APP5.7.tar.gz - ---------------------------

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