mallex

MALLEX(1)                   Malaga quick reference                   MALLEX(1)



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/.



Malaga                         26 September 2006                     MALLEX(1)