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A method of inferring a formal hierarchical structure from informally structured text data

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022111D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Feb-25
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Feb-25

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This disclosure describes a forgiving parser capable of identifying the best interpretation of informally structured hierarchical data and extracting a formal hierarchy to an internal representation within a software tool. The disclosure has two elements: 1) a user interface for identifying and resolving ambiguities and 2) a flexible parser.