- noun The part of the FE that breaks your input down into
words and attempts to extract a command from them. This is the
AI sense of the word. SUAs are sometimes said to have
'intelligent parsers' if they can fill in implied parts of a
command using the dynamics of the situation, eg. 'light brand'
in a room containing a fire would be sufficient evidence to
assume you meant that the brand was to be lit from the fire.
Although MUD does handle this kind of assessment, it's a
feature of the execution of specific commands rather than
of the parser. MUD2's parser used to
be comparatively dumb, yet because some commands
could perform this guesswork SUA devotees
insisted on calling it 'intelligent'. See binder, command,