ruby-sfst

ruby-sfst is a wrapper for the Stuttgart Finite State Transducer Tools (SFST).

The wrapper is based on SFST 1.3. See http://www.cis.uni-muenchen.de/~schmid/tools/SFST/ for details on how to obtain SFST and how to write SFST transducers.

Installation

gem install ruby-sfst

Usage

If you have the following compiled as test.a

ALPHABET = [a-z]
$test

it can be used like this:

fst = SFST::RegularTransducer.new("test.a")
fst.analyse('foo')
# => ['bar', 'baz']
fst.accepted_analysis?('foo')
# => true
fst.generate('bar')
# => ['foo']
fst.accepted_generating?('bar')
# => true
fst.generate_language { |f| p f }
# [["b", "f"], ["a", "o"], ["z", "o"]]
# [["b", "f"], ["a", "o"], ["r", "o"]]

You can also compile an SFST file. This requires the SFST tools to be installed and available on the current search path.

SFST::compile("test.fst", "test.a", :compact => true)

Currently, ruby-sfst only supports simple compilation, analysis and generation using regular and compact transducers. It also only supports UTF-8.

Development

The project is hosted on github on http://github.com/mlj/ruby-sfst.

License

As ruby-sfst includes parts of the SFST code, the wrapper inherits the GPL2 license of the SFST project.