The lookupserver is a service that can be accessed via http and queried via XML-RPC. It can perform lookup of strings in certain storage formats.
lookupserver [--port=portnumber] [--address=hostname] [--language=languagename] storagefile
where storagefile is the file from which queries must be answered.
|--port||set the port number on which to listen|
|--address||the hostname to bind to|
|--language||the target language for the lookup operation|
The server can be queried using any XML-RPC client. Example code is provided in the file lookupclient.py. Running
with no parameters will connect to a lookupserver on the localhost as long as default settings were used by the server. Words can then be typed in and the reply from the server will be displayed in the client in the native format of the file store used by the server.