An algorithm or program used to determine the structure of a sentence in some language. Syntactic parsers determine syntactic structure, taking the POS marked tokens from a lexical analyser as its input. Morphological parsers take a word form as input and return as its analysis a structure of morphemes.
A component of the FunnelWeb program that processes the token list generated by the scanner and produces a macro table and a document list. The parser mainly analyses the input file at the syntactic level, but also does some lightweight semantic checking too.
the program (skotos-side) that checks commands entered into the client for validity. It then translates your command into an action, some of which can be seen by others in the game. Sometimes we make disparaging remarks about the parser, but really, I'm grateful for the work Skotos has done with it -- I'm grateful I can play at all (what a fabulous game!)