[Tutor] Word Frequency Chart

Chris Babcock cbabcock at asciiking.com
Wed Dec 24 15:06:53 CET 2008

On Tue, 23 Dec 2008 19:17:33 -0800 (PST)
Ishan Puri <ballerz4ishi at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> Hello,
>     I am a beginner with Python but I understand a lot of
> linguistics. I am a high school student. I needed help (from the
> beginning) making a word frequency chart that I can use to chart out
> the numerical frequencies of words. Usually I can understand the code
> if it is annotated well, but I am not familiar with the functions and
> so forth. It would be awesome if someone could make a program that
> would chart frequencies for me. I have the corpora already. If the
> program could have something like "Type filename:" when I run it that
> would be fantastic. I have pylab as well, so the code could include
> something that would make the chart when I type in the filename. That
> would be great. Thank you. 

The Natural Language Toolkit is the place to look:


This is a *deep* resource for lexical analysis. You'll probably want to
follow the examples in the book first and try them with your corpora as
you go.


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