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parse

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Pronunciation: /pɑːz
 
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Definition of parse in English:

verb

[with object]
1Resolve (a sentence) into its component parts and describe their syntactic roles: I asked a couple of students to parse these sentences for me
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  • They can parse complex words and sentences; but this parsing takes more work than reading simpler, clearer prose.
  • You can't parse the sentence that way without adding a missing to.
  • You don't have to parse the sentences or measure vowel formants or anything time consuming, so the empirical part of the research just took a few minutes.
1.1 Computing Analyse (a string or text) into logical syntactic components: a user question input is parsed into an internal conceptual representation
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  • To prove that it does, try manually parsing the input string such as we did above.
  • For instance, although Perl makes it easy to parse delimited text files with regular expressions, OCaml provides tools specifically designed for writing a compiler.
  • Chapter 10 finalizes the discussion of methods and tools repeatedly mentioned in earlier chapters to parse the XML documents.

noun

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An act of parsing a string or a text: a failed parse was retried
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  • There were people who knew there were problems with the parse, but they weren't security people, so they didn't know it was a security problem.
  • In either case, we accept the parse as complete and error-free.
  • The parses are generated by running Eugene Charniak's statistical parser.

Origin

mid 16th century: perhaps from Middle English pars 'parts of speech', from Old French pars 'parts' (influenced by Latin pars 'part').

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