SPEC CPU2000 Benchmark Description File
Danny Sleator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and Davy Temperley (email@example.com)
Benchmark Program General Category
The Link Grammar Parser is a syntactic parser of English, based on link
grammar, an original theory of English syntax. Given a sentence, the system
assigns to it a syntactic structure, which consists of set of labeled links
connecting pairs of words.
The parser has a dictionary of about 60000 word forms. It has coverage of a
wide variety of syntactic constructions, including many rare and idiomatic
ones. The parser is robust; it is able to skip over portions of the
sentence that it cannot understand, and assign some structure to the rest
of the sentence. It is able to handle unknown vocabulary, and make
intelligent guesses from context about the syntactic categories of unknown
The input is a sequence of proposed sentences, one per line. Punctuation
and case matter.
The output is an analysis of the proposed input sentence. The analysis
includes a set of links which capture the grammatical structure of the
sentence, a labelling of each word with an appropriate part of speech tag,
along with a judgement of the grammaticality of the input sentence. Words
in square brackets are ones that the parser deems superfluous.
The parser is written in ANSI C.
Known portability issues
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Last updated: 26 January 2000