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Sun 30 October - Fri 4 November 2016 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sun 30 Oct 2016 16:05 - 16:30 at Matterhorn 1 - Fourth Session

Parsers are everywhere. Novel and not-so-novel parsing tools (and occasionally new ideas) emerge routinely. We have a jungle of techniques, summarized ably by Grune and Jacobs [2], but little guidance as to the quality of implementations. In fact, judging the utility and performance of tools is hard for experts, and can be bewildering for users, who mostly want a black-box parser that ‘just works’. We suggest a community effort to create a set of standard challenges with two goals: (a) helping users identify the right tool for their use-case, and (b) helping us improve the utility and performance of our implementation by providing an element of competition. These kinds of standard challenges have proved successful in developing the research agenda of areas such as graph drawing (, grammar induction ( and in broad areas of data science (

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Sun 30 Oct
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15:40 - 17:20: Fourth SessionParsing@SLE at Matterhorn 1
15:40 - 16:05
Generalised Parsing and Combinator Parsing: a Happy Marriage?
L. Thomas van BinsbergenRoyal Holloway University of London
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16:05 - 16:30
Good enough for you? Explaining ourselves through standard challenges
Adrian JohnstoneRoyal Holloway University of London, Elizabeth ScottRoyal Holloway University of London
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16:30 - 17:20
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