parser

noun
pars·​er | \ ˈpär-sər How to pronounce parser (audio) \

Definition of parser

: one that parses specifically : a computer program that breaks down text into recognized strings of characters for further analysis

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Chances are, your problems are easier to handle with a parser. Scott Gilbertson, WIRED, "Parsing HTML? There’s an App for That," 23 Nov. 2009

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First Known Use of parser

1826, in the meaning defined above

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