This is not a pipe.
This is not the painting entitled “The Treachery of Images” by Rene Margritte.
This is an image of the painting “The Treachery of Images” by Rene Margritte.
This is not a number.
This is a piece of text containing numerals, symbols which have numeric values associated with them, each individually, and also together as a whole.
Parsing is the process of interpreting the representation of an idea to get at the idea itself.