Claus Spitzer wrote:

> Greetings!

Moin.

> I am in need of a parser to extract verb-subject/object pairs
> from texts. One of the professors here directed me to Link Grammar (
> http://www.link.cs.cmu.edu/link/ ), which does what I would need...
> except that it is written in C. I've meddled with the API a bit, but
> to my dismay I discovered that (mostly) all my knowledge of C
> programming has waned, to the point of not even being able to get
> their examples to work [...] Is there any English text
> parser available in Ruby that would (somewhat) match my needs?

While I can give you no definite answer whether something like that is 
already available Ruby/DL might help a lot at writing an interface to 
the C library in pure Ruby. It's part of standard Ruby and there's quite 
a lot of documentation available on the web.