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 for parsing
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
     [1913 Webster]
           Let him construe the letter into English, and parse it
           over perfectly.                          --Ascham.
     [1913 Webster]

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,
     transformational 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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