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Finnish syllabifier and compound segmenter

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## FinnSyll

FinnSyll is a Python library that syllabifies words according to Finnish syllabification principles. It is also equipped with a Finnish compound splitter. More details/docs to come.

### Installation

`$ pip install FinnSyll`

### Basic usage

First, instantiate a `FinnSyll` object.

` >>> from finnsyll import FinnSyll >>> f = FinnSyll() `

To syllabify: ` >>> f.syllabify('runoja') ['']  # internal syllable boundaries are indicated with '.' `

To segment compounds: ` >>> f.split('sosiaalidemokraattien') 'sosiaali=demokraattien'  # internal word boundaries are indicated with '=' `

### Optional arguments

The syllabifier can be customized along two different parameters: variation and compound splitting.


Instantiating a `FinnSyll` object with `variation=True` (default) will allow the syllabifier to return multiple syllabifications if variation is predicted. When `variation=True`, the syllabifier will return a list. Setting `variation` to `False` will cause the syllabifier to return a string containing the first predicted syllabification.

Variation: ` >>> f = FinnSyll(variation=True) >>> f.syllabify('runoja') [''] >>> f.syllabify('vapaus') ['', 'va.paus'] `

No variation: ` >>> f = FinnSyll(variation=False) >>> f.syllabify('runoja') '' >>> f.syllabify('vapaus') '' `

#### split_compounds

When instantiating a `FinnSyll` object with `split_compounds=True` (default), the syllabifier will first attempt to split the input into constituent words before syllabifying it. This forces the syllabifier to insert a syllable boundary in between identified constituent words. The syllabifier will skip this step if `split_compounds` is set to `False`.

Compound splitting: ` >>> f = FinnSyll(split_compounds=True) >>> f.syllabify('rahoituserien')  # rahoitus=erien ['ra.hoi.tus.e.ri.en'] `

No compound splitting: ` >>> f = FinnSyll(split_compounds=False) >>> f.syllabify('rahoituserien') ['']  # incorrect `

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