Provided by: polygen_1.0.6.ds2-11_all
Polygen - Polygen is an advanced tool for generating erratic sentences
according to a grammar definition, that is following custom syntactical
and lexical rules.
polygen [options] sources
Polygen is a system for computing destinal nonsense according to a
grammar definition, that is following custom syntactical and lexical
Formally, it is an interpreter of a language itself designed to define
languages, where to interpret means executing a source program in real
time and eventually outputting its result.
Here a source program is a grammar definition, the execution consists
in the exploration of such grammar by selecting a random path and the
result is the sentence built on the way.
Though PolyGen is quite a seriuos piece of software then, what else
would be more noble for it than being used as a parody tool for
linguistical habits, stereotypes and trends of this foolish era?
Principles of parody are focusing a ridiculous topic and eventually
abstracting its rules and schemes (here in terms of a grammar
definition) by which reproducing it through the variatio device.
And randomization is perfect at this purpose thanks to its purely
asemantic behaviour =:)
Please run polygen without parameters for an explanation on how to run
This manpage has been generated after instructions given by Enrico Zini
September 15, 2004 POLYGEN(1)