Parsing: a timeline

Parsing: a timeline” is a historical timeline of parsing, as done by computers and computer programming languages.  It starts well before computers were actually invented, from the time where people started thinking about what is a language, what it consists of and how it works.

Even though this article is mostly aimed at technical people, I’m sure pretty much anyone will find interesting bits in there, as some of the names and works mentioned are well known outside of technical industries.  For techies, you’ll find all your favorite names in there – Markov, Turing, Boehm, Chomsky, Knuth, Dijkstra, Wall, and more.

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