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Carnegie Mellon University's link grammar parser (development headers)

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.

This package contains the header files and static libraries

Package version:4.6.7-1


                       Link Grammar Parser
                          Version 4.6.7

The Link Grammar Parser implements the Sleator/Temperley/Lafferty
theory of natural language parsing. This version of the parser is
an extended, expanded version of the last official CMU release, and
includes many enhancements and fixes created by many different


link-grammar (4.6.7-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release. (Closes: 576201)
  * Don't install /usr/lib/*.la files (Closes: 570633)
    Various commenters on #570633 tell me this works when rebuilding other
    packages against link-grammar, so I'm going to trust them unless someone
    reports another bug.
  * Update standards version to 3.8.4
  * Add debian/source/format = 1.0

 -- K


Version 4.6.7 (16 April 2010)
 * Fix: configure handling of --enable-hunspell (bugtracker issue 46)
 * Fix: conjoined modifier phrases: "the black and white cat sleeps."
 * Fix: MSWindows+MingGW compilation issue.
 * Update msvc9 Microsoft Visual C 2008 project, from Boris Iordanov.

Version 4.6.6 (19 March 2010)
 * Minor fixes to handling of units.
 * Fix: MSWindows+Cygwin/MingGW compilation issu


List of ideas for possible improvements:

 * Use wordnet 


Original Authors:
Davy Temperley:
Daniel Sleator: http:/


This package was debianized by Ken Bloom <> on
Thu,  3 Nov 2005 13:54:35 -0600.


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