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Island grammar

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An island grammar is a grammar that describes only a small chunk of the underlying language. It is used in language parsing in situations where there is no requirement for checking the entire syntax of a provided text.[1] Island grammars can be extended with the use of a bridge grammar.[2]


  1. ^ Arnoldus, Jeroen; van den Brand, Mark; Serebrenik, Alexander; Brunekreef, Jacob (2012). Code Generation with Templates. Springer. p. 109. ISBN 978-9491216565.
  2. ^ Nilsson-Nyman, E. (2008). Practical Scope Recovery Using Bridge Parsing. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Vol. 5452. p. 100.