Parsers


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Version: 2.0

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Introduction

Parsers is a relatively simple workflow for Alfred. It allows you to quickly and easily look up parsing information for Greek or Latin words. It gets its parsing information from the powerful Perseus project, but presents the results in the clean user-interface of Alfred. To use Parsers, simply open Alfred and type the keyword parse. Follow the keyword with the Latin or Greek word you want to look up:

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Parsers will display the results for you as quickly as possible.

As you can see, Parsers displays the parsing information in the main title field for each item. Below that, in the sub-title field, it displays the lemma and a short definition separated by ::.

Let’s say you are reading some Greek or Latin, however, and don’t want to have to open Alfred, type parse, then type the word you’re interested in. Well, Parsers has thought of that. From within Alfred’s Preferences, you can set up a keyboard shortcut to pass the currently selected text on your Mac to Parsers. I have mine set up as cmd+fn+->. This makes using Parsers even easier.

Once you have found the parsing information that you believe is correct in your reading context, Parsers can do 2 things for you:

  • copy the parsing information to the clipboard in a nicely formatted way (cmd+return)
  • copy the dictionary entry for that lemma to the clipboard (shift+return)

If, for instance, you were to choose the Nominative Singular Feminine form of aura (with cmd+return), Parsers would copy this to the clipboard:

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Type: noun
Number: sg
Gender: fem
Case: voc

Definition: the air (in motion), a breeze, breath of air, wind, blast:
Lemma:  aura

Lexicon Links:
  + [Lewis & Short](http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0059%3Aentry%3Daura)
  + [Elem. Lewis](http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0060%3Aentry%3Daura)

Alternatively, you can use shift+return to view a HUD of the lexicon entry for that parsing term, and this lexicon data will also be copied to the clipboard (NOTE: Parsers will attempt to display the lexicon entry from the most concise lexicon available for the chosen term or allow you to choose out of the available dictionaries).

All you should need to read your Greek and/or Latin with ease.