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