SPPF-Style Parsing From Earley Recognisers

@article{Scott2008SPPFStylePF,
  title={SPPF-Style Parsing From Earley Recognisers},
  author={Elizabeth Scott},
  journal={Electr. Notes Theor. Comput. Sci.},
  year={2008},
  volume={203},
  pages={53-67}
}
In its recogniser form, Earley’s algorithm for testing whether a string can be derived from a grammar is worst case cubic on general context free grammars (CFG). Earley gave an outline of a method for turning his recognisers into parsers, but it turns out that this method is incorrect. Tomita’s GLR parser returns a shared packed parse forest (SPPF) representation of all derivations of a given string from a given CFG but is worst case unbounded polynomial order. We have given a modified worst… CONTINUE READING
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