An algebraic technique for context-sensitive parsing

Research paper by Robert L. Cannon

Indexed on: 01 Sep '76Published on: 01 Sep '76Published in: International Journal of Parallel Programming


A technique that represents derivations of a context-free grammarG over a semiring and that obtains for a wordw inL(G) the set of all canonical parses forw has previously been described. A state grammar is one of a collection of grammars that place restrictions on the manner of application of context-free-like productions and that generate a noncontext-free language. The “context-free” properties of a state grammar have been used to extend the algebraic parsing technique for languages generated by state grammars,viz., context-sensitive languages. The extension for state grammars is not unlike that required for other types of grammars in whose collection state grammars are representative.