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Re: [xml-dev] XML-formatted data is in a perfect form for human comprehension

I don't think it was even meant as a linguistic statement. It is part of the introductory blahblah, and the success and efficiency of ANTLR doesn't depend on whether this sentence is true. More generally, using abstract syntax trees for modeling certain relationships has little to do with what human brains do or not do -- it's just efficient for some purposes and some kinds of data.

To try to build a story based on this fragment is a bold move, let's say.

Best regards,


On 06/05/14 21:19, John Cowan wrote:
On Tue, May 6, 2014 at 11:48 AM, Costello, Roger L. <costello@mitre.org
<mailto:costello@mitre.org>> wrote:

    As you read these words, inside your brain you are parsing them, you
    are creating a parse tree.

Some linguists believe that; others emphatically do not.

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