Parse a sentenceType your sentence, and hit "Submit" to parse it.
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- Experiment with a new feature of version 4.0--a "phrase-parser" which shows a constituent representation of a sentence.
- The grammar was created with formal newpaper-style English in mind. Rather than inventing your own sentences, you may wish to "grab" them from other sources.
- The parser expects just one sentence. It will try to analyze what you put into the box as a single sentence.
- We recommend that you use proper punctuation and capitalization. (For example, proper names should be capitalized.)
- If you leave "Allow Null Links" selected, the parser will assign structure to as much of the sentence as it can. If you unselect this, the parser will act as a grammar checker, simply rejecting sentences that it considers ungrammatical.
- You can click on a link label to see the definition of that link type.
- Some things you might want to do to test the parser:
- The parser labels words with part-of-speech tags, such as ".n" (noun), ".v" (verb), ".a" (adjective) and ".e" (adverb). Try using a word that has several different syntactic categories, like "back", "right", or "still", and see if it labels it correctly.
- The parser can guess the categories of unknown words (".n", ".v", etc.). Try using an obscure (or even made-up) word, and see if it correctly labels it.
- The parser can ignore words that it thinks shouldn't be there. Try typing in a sentence containing a superfluous word, like "This sentence contains puppy a superfluous word", and see if it correctly ignores it. (For this, you should select "Allow Null Links".)
- More explanation of the output of the parser is available, including some common reasons your sentence might not parse when you think it should.