Analysis of a Table-Driven Algorithm for Fast Context-Free Parsing

by James R. Kipps

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This paper is a companion to RAND/N-2841, which describes a variation on Tomita's algorithm for general context-free parsing. It analyzes Tomita's algorithm with respect to its time complexity. The author presents a modification of this algorithm for which the time bound is reduced. He also discusses space bounds, as well as two subclasses of context-free grammars.

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