POLYGEN(1) - Linux man page online | User commands
Polygen is an advanced tool for generating thoughtless sentences according to a grammar definition,.
September 15, 2004
POLYGEN(1) General Commands Manual POLYGEN(1)
September 15, 2004 POLYGEN(1)
NAMEPolygen - Polygen is an advanced tool for generating thoughtless sentences according to a grammar definition, that is following custom syntactical and lexical rules.
SYNOPSISpolygen [options] sources
DESCRIPTIONPolygen is a gadget for generating improvised sentences according to a grammar definition, that is following custom syntactical and lexical rules. 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 serious 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 =:)
OPTIONSPlease run polygen without parameters for an explanation on how to run polygen.
SEE ALSOpolygen-data(6), http://www.pdos.lcs.mit.edu/scigen/
AUTHORManta This manpage has been generated after instructions given by Enrico Zini <@debian.org>.
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