At 00:43 +0300 2001/02/16, Alexander Cherepanov wrote:
>> If a sentence cannot be parsed by a human, it is of little use in the
>> human world I gather.
>Such a sentence _without markup_ cannot be parsed by a human, so it's
>useless when it doesn't have markup; I agree. But the author adds markup to
>the sentence, so it becomes useful. I'ld like to emphasize that the author
>doesn't parse anything (except his thoughts; and his thoughts are already
>markuped:-)) when he adds markup to his sentence.
But what do you mean with the word "markup"; is that the same thing as any
contextual information, or does it mean certain marks on some words or
groups? -- You can easily make a sentence like
The gap in the last formula should be
made like in the first one and the gap should be made like in the
(humanly) parsable by adding a sentence
Note that the second "gap" is a mathematical object, or putting it
somewhere else, like a different file, which is a way to represent fonts
and styles in some text editors. -- So the information must be provided
somehow, by syntax context, experience, etc, but not necessarily by what is
called "markup" in the sense of todays markup languages.
-- The only thing that matters is how useful it is to the authors in
forwarding their intent, and a more advanced grammar can help there.