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Carnegie Mellon University's link grammar parser (JNI library)

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 a Java JNI library for using link-grammar from your java applications.

Package version:4.7.4-2


                       Link Grammar Parser
                          Version 4.7.4

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 (4.7.4-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * Update homepage (Closes: #618610)
  * Remove debhelper boilerplate from debian/watch

 -- Ken Bloom <>  Fri, 29 Apr 2011 08:35:45 -0500

link-grammar (4.7.4-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release
  * Make binary package link-grammar Multi-Arch: foreign

 -- Ken Bloom <>  Fri, 25 Feb 2011 13:08:22 -0600



Version 4.7.4 (13 February 2011)
 * Dramatic speed improvement for long sentences (hash table fix).
 * Fix: crash on certain sentences, when fat-link parsing enabled.
 * Fix: fatal error introduced in last version (combinatorial explosion).
 * Fix: mem leak introduced in last version (combinatorial explosion).
 * Assorted fixes to the Boolean SAT solver.

Version 4.7.3 (7 February 2011)
 * Fix: "l


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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