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NAME

       mallex - generate a Malaga run-time lexicon

SYNOPSIS

       mallex [-binary|-readable|-prelex] project-file

       mallex [-binary|-readable|-prelex] symbol-file rule-file [lexicon-file] [prelex-file]

DESCRIPTION

       Malaga  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:

       symbol-file
              The  symbol-file  has the suffix .sym and contains the symbols that are used in the
              lexicon and/or the allomorph rules.

       rule-file
              The rule-file has the suffix .all and contains the allomorph rules used  to  create
              the runtime-lexicon.

       lexicon-file
              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.

OPTIONS

       -b[inary]
              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.

       -h[elp]
              Print a help text about mallex' command line arguments and exit.

       -p[relex]
              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.

       -r[eadable]
              Create the run time lexicon but don't save it, but  print  its  entries  in  human-
              readable form on the standard output stream.

       -v[ersion]
              Print mallex' version number and exit.

AUTHORS

       Malaga  has  been  developed  by  Bjoern Beutel.  Numerous other people distributed to it.
       This manpage was originally written for the Debian distribution by Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho.

SEE ALSO

       malaga(1), malmake(1), malrul(1), malshow(1), malsym(1)

       ``Malaga 7, User's and Programmer's  Manual''.   Available  in  Debian  systems  via  info
       Malaga,  and, if the malaga-doc package is installed, in various formats (DVI, Postscript,
       PDF, HTML) under /usr/share/doc/malaga-doc/.