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Bug#337277: ITP: link-grammar -- Carnegie Mellon University's link grammar parser

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Ken Bloom <kbloom@gmail.com>

* Package name    : link-grammar
  Version         : 4.1b
  Upstream Author : Daniel Sleator <sleator@cs.cmu.edu>
		    Davy Temperley <dtemp@theory.esm.rochester.edu>
		    John Lafferty <lafferty@cs.cmu.edu>
* URL             : http://www.link.cs.cmu.edu/link/index.html
* License         : BSD
  Description     : Carnegie Mellon University's link grammar parser for English

In Selator, D. and Temperly, D. "Parsing English with a Link Grammar"
(1991), the authors defined a new formal grammatical system called a
"link grammar". A sequence of words is in the language of a link
grammar if there is a way to draw "links" between words in such a way
that the local requirements of each word are satisfied, the links do
not cross, and the words form a connected graph. The authors encoded
English grammar into such a system, and wrote this program to parse
English using this grammar.
This package can be used for linguistic parsing for information
retrieval or extraction from natural language documents. Abiword also
uses it as a grammar checker.

*** end description ***

I am not a DD, and I will need a sponsor to upload this package.
I am a graduate student in the Lingusitic Cognition Laboratory in the
Computer Science Department at Illinois Institute of Technology, and
as such this package is useful to me.  If anyone who sees this is
interested in sponsoring my uploads, please email me.

--Ken Bloom

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.12-1-686
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

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