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MINIPAR is a broad-coverage parser for the English language. An evaluation with the SUSANNE corpus shows that MINIPAR achieves about 88% precision and 80% recall with respect to dependency relationships. MINIPAR is very efficient, on a Pentium II 300 with 128MB memory, it parses about 300 words per second.

Acquiring the Resource

An executable version (Linux, Solaris or Windows 95/98) of MINIPAR is available free of charge for non-commercial use. You may download it from the Minipar Homepage.


D. Lin, 1994. PRINCIPAR---An Efficient, broad-coverage, principle-based parser. In Proceedings of COLING-94. pp.42--488, Kyoto, Japan.