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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]


       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:

              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

       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

       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

              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.


       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.


       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