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mallex: generate a Malaga run-time lexicon
SYNOPSISmallex [-binary|-readable|-prelex] project-file
mallex [-binary|-readable|-prelex] symbol-file rule-file [lexicon-file] [prelex-file]
DESCRIPTIONMalaga is a development environment for natural-language grammars based on the Left-Associative Grammar formalism. Malaga grammars can be used for automatic morphological and/or syntactic analysis.
The program mallex generates a Malaga run-time lexicon by letting allomorph rules process a base-form lexicon. It can be started in interactive mode to help find bugs in the base-form lexicon or in the allomorph rules.
mallex uses the following grammar components:
- The symbol-file has the suffix .sym and contains the symbols that are used in the lexicon and/or the allomorph rules.
- The rule-file has the suffix .all and contains the allomorph rules used to create the runtime-lexicon.
- The lexicon-file has the suffix .lex and contains the base-form lexicon entries that are used as input for the allomorph rules.
- prelex-file (optional)
- The prelex-file has the suffix .prelex and contains precompiled allomorph entries, which have been created by a former run of mallex with the option -prelex.
You can give the names of the grammar components as command line arguments, in any order. Alternatively, you can describe these components in a project-file and use the name of the project file as mallex' single command-line argument. A project file has the suffix .pro.
If no command line options are given, mallex runs in interactive mode, and you can enter commands. The lexicon-file and prelex-file are not used in interactive mode. If you are not sure about the name of a command, use the command help to get an overview of all mallex commands.
If you want to quit mallex, enter the command quit.
See info Malaga for details.
- Create the run time lexicon file from the base form lexicon file and the optional prelex file, and save it as a binary run-time lexicon, which can be used by malaga.
- Print a help text about mallex' command line arguments and exit.
- Create the run time lexicon, and save it as a binary prelex-file, which can be read in later by another mallex run. output stream.
- Create the run time lexicon but don't save it, but print its entries in human-readable form on the standard output stream.
Print mallex' version number and exit.