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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
parse \parse\ (p[aum]rs), v. t. [imp. & p. p. parsed
(p[aum]rst); p. pr. & vb. n. parsing.] [L. pars a part;
pars orationis a part of speech. See Part, n.] (Gram.)
To resolve into its elements, as a sentence, pointing out the
several parts of speech, and their relation to each other by
government or agreement; to analyze and describe
Let him construe the letter into English, and parse it
over perfectly. --Ascham.
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
24 Moby Thesaurus words for "parsing":
blocking, descriptive grammar, detailing, enumeration,
generative grammar, glossematics, grammar, grammatical analysis,
grammatical theory, grammaticality, itemization, morphology,
phonology, phrase-structure grammar, resolution, rules of language,
scansion, schematization, school grammar, stratificational grammar,
structural grammar, tagmemic analysis, traditional grammar,
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :
An algorithm or program to determine the
syntactic structure of ("parse") a sentence or string of
symbols in some language. A parser normally takes as input a
sequence of tokens output by a lexical analyser. It may
produce some kind of abstract syntax tree as output. A
parser may be produced automatically from a grammar by a
parser generators such as yacc.
A parser is normally part of some larger program, like a
compiler, which takes the output of the parser and attempts
to extract meaning from it in some way, e.g. translating it
into another language.
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