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= Ruby-LinkParser == Authors * Michael Granger <ged@FaerieMUD.org> * Martin Chase <stillflame@FaerieMUD.org> == Requirements * Ruby >= 1.8.5 * link-grammar-4.3.5 from the AbiWord project (http://www.abisource.com/projects/link-grammar/) with the included patch applied. == General Information This module is a Ruby binding for the link-grammar library, a syntactic parser of English. === Example Usage require 'linkparser' dict = LinkParser::Dictionary.new( :screen_width => 100 ) sent = dict.parse( "People use Ruby for all kinds of nifty things." ) # => #<LinkParser::Sentence:0xcf8eb "LEFT-WALL people use Ruby for all kinds # of nifty things . RIGHT-WALL"/2 linkages/0 nulls> sent.subject # => "people" sent.verb # => "use" sent.object # => "Ruby" puts sent.constituent_tree_string # => # (S (NP People) # (VP use # (NP Ruby) # (PP for # (NP (NP all kinds) # (PP of # (NP nifty things))))) # .) puts sent.diagram # => # +-------------------------------Xp------------------------------+ # | +----MVp---+----Jp----+ +------Jp-----+ | # +----Wd---+--Sp--+--Os-+ | +-Dmc-+--Mp-+ +----A---+ | # | | | | | | | | | | | # LEFT-WALL people.p use.v Ruby for.p all kinds.n of nifty.a things.n . == Legal For copyright and licensing information for link-grammar itself, see the LICENSE file in that distribution. Copyright (c) 2006-2008, Michael Granger All rights reserved. Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met: * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution. * Neither the name of the author/s, nor the names of the project's contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission. THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. $Id$