Method and apparatus for universal parsing of language

  • US 5,878,385 A
  • Filed: 09/16/1996
  • Issued: 03/02/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/16/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A computer implemented method for parsing words of an input string, the method comprising the steps of:

  • a) retrieving the input string;

    b) performing a dictionary look-up for each word in the input string to form a correspondence between each word and a dictionary entry in the dictionary, said dictionary entry providing lexical features of the word;

    c) processing the words in the input string beginning with a last word in the input string and continuing toward the first word in the input string;

    d) said processing of the words in the input string including the steps of associating a selected word in the input string with a word located to the left of the selected word in the input string to form a word phrase, said associating performed according to predetermined selection restriction rules; and

    e) repeating steps (c) and (d), processing the words in the input string, until all words of the input string have been processed.

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