[Edu-sig] Python for Natural Language Processing

Jeff Rush jeff at taupro.com
Wed Oct 17 07:06:06 CEST 2007

Steven Bird wrote:
> NLTK-Lite version 0.9 has been released -- http://nltk.org/index.php
> NLTK -- the Natural Language Toolkit -- is a suite of open source
> Python modules, data and documentation for research and development in
> natural language processing. NLTK contains code supporting dozens of
> NLP tasks, along with 30 popular corpora and extensive documentation
> including a 360-page online book.  Distributions for Windows, Mac OSX
> and Linux are available.  The toolkit has been used in 50+ university courses
> in over 15 countries, and is in the top 0.1% of SourceForge projects
> (32,000 downloads in the past 12 months).
> Contents: NLTK consists of over 50k lines of Python code and 480Mb of data:

Steven, thanks for posting this - this is very cool.  I think I can find use
for it inside my rst2speech.py program, in breaking down the text to associate
better quality pronunciation with it.


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