The term has slightly different meanings in different branches of linguistics and computer science.
Traditional sentence parsing is often performed as a method of understanding the exact meaning of a sentence or word, sometimes with the aid of devices such as sentence diagrams.
Within computer science, the term is used in the analysis of computer languages, referring to the syntactic analysis of the input code into its component parts in order to facilitate the writing of compilers and interpreters.
The term may also be used to describe a split or separation.
It usually emphasizes the importance of grammatical divisions such as subject and predicate.
So while you can find the exact same API methods as in PHP's class, the way you interact with the reader will likely look different.As soon as either the XML or PHP classes are no longer 'simple', you will likely still need to write your own (de-)serializers.function is a function that specifically instructs the PHP XMLReader to simply skip the element and anything inside of it.The exact same result could have been achieved by registering the PHP classes as value objects: For more information about this feature, read Value Objects.Value Objects are a great way to map very simple XML structures to simple PHP classes.