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Bug#556010: RFH: link-grammar -- Carnegie Mellon University's link grammar parser for English

Package: wnpp
Severity: normal

I either need help with this package to have a DD who can sponsor
uploads on a regular basis or I'll be forced to put link-grammar up
for adoption, becuase lacking a sponsor I haven't gotten a new version
into the archive in ages. (Despite the fact that I've been keeping it
fairly up to date on git.debian.org.)

The package is maintained in git at
git://git.debian.org/collab-maint/link-grammar.git (browsable at

The package description is:
 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.
 link-grammar can be used for linguistic parsing for information
 retrieval or extraction from natural language documents. It can also be
 used as a grammar checker.

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