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The portion of a computer program that carries out parsing operations.
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An algorithm or program to determine the syntactic structure of a sentence or string of symbols in some language. A parser normally takes as input a sequence of tokens output by a lexical analyser. It may produce some kind of abstract syntax tree as output. One of the best known parser generators is yacc.
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parserA routine that analyzes a continuous flow of text-based input and breaks it into its constituent parts. See parse.
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