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HFST-GUESS(1) User Commands HFST-GUESS(1)


hfst-guess - =Use a guesser (and generator) to guess analyses or inflectional


hfst-guess [OPTIONS...] [INFILE]


Use a guesser (and generator) to guess analyses or inflectional paradigms of unknown words.

Common options:

Print help message
Print version info
Print verbosely while processing
Only print fatal erros and requested output
Alias of --quiet

Input/Output options:

Read input transducer from INFILE
Write output transducer to OUTFILE

Guesser options:

Inflectional information for generated model forms is read from this file.
Maximal number of analysis per word form (5 by default).
Maximal number of generated model forms per guess (2 by default).
Generate only forms whose weight is better than the weight of the of the best form plus this threshold. (50 by default).

The guesser and generator should be constructed using the tool hfst-guessify, which can compile a guesser and generator from a morphological analyzer. hfst-guessify packages the guesser and generator in the same fst-file.

If option -f is used, but a generator has not been compiled with the guesser, a generator will be compiled, which will increase load time.

If OUTFILE or INFILE is missing or -, standard streams will be used.


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This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

August 2018 HFST