LAPIS: A text editor and a smart parser combined Academic Article uri icon


  • I am always on the search for ways to modify, reformat and rearrange biological data without learning how to program in Perl (or in any other language for that matter). Recently, I have come across LAPIS, a text editor that gets really close to this target. Developed in the group of Rob Miller at MIT, this editor combines drag-and-drop parsing with natural language regular expression building. It starts like any other text editor: you open a document in LAPIS. Now you have two options. You can parse the text using a battery of clever …

publication date

  • January 1, 2005