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mallex - generate a Malaga run-time lexicon
mallex [-binary|-readable|-prelex] project-file mallex [-binary|-readable|-prelex] symbol-file rule-file [lexicon-file] [prelex-file]
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.
-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.
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.