Parsing

The process of analyzing strings of symbols in a natural or computer language (a piece of text or program code). In a natural language, the purpose is to identify parts of speech in a sentence and connections between them. In a source code - to identify code component to facilitate the work of a compiler or interpreter.

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First released 1960s

Interesting facts

The term comes from Latin ‘pars’, meaning part (e.g., part of speech).

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