We introduce the notion of a parsable grammer, i.e. a grammar which can be parsed using a deterministic pushdown transducer. This class of grammars includes the LR(k)-grammars. The notion of covering is generalized and brought into a form making it possible to consider more than only left or righmost derivations. With this new definition of covering we prove that every parsable grammar can be covered by a strict deterministic grammar. A practical consequence is that every parsable grammar can be parsed using a strict deterministic parsing method. Some extensions of the definition of parsable grammars are considered.
|Place of Publication
|University of Twente
|Number of pages
|Published - Sept 1975
- HMI-SLT: Speech and Language Technology