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The Classical Language Toolkit

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The Classical Language Toolkit (CLTK) is a Python library offering natural language processing (NLP) for pre-modern languages.

Installation

For the CLTK’s latest version:

$ pip install cltk

For more information, see Installation docs or, to install from source, Development.

Pre-1.0 software remains available on the branch v0.1.x and docs at https://legacy.cltk.org. Install it with pip install "cltk<1.0".

Documentation

Documentation at https://docs.cltk.org.

Citation

When using the CLTK, please cite the following publication, including the DOI:

Johnson, Kyle P., Patrick J. Burns, John Stewart, Todd Cook, Clément Besnier, and William J. B. Mattingly. “The Classical Language Toolkit: An NLP Framework for Pre-Modern Languages.” In Proceedings of the 59th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 11th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing: System Demonstrations, pp. 20-29. 2021. 10.18653/v1/2021.acl-demo.3

The complete BibTeX entry:

@inproceedings{johnson-etal-2021-classical,
    title = "The {C}lassical {L}anguage {T}oolkit: {A}n {NLP} Framework for Pre-Modern Languages",
    author = "Johnson, Kyle P.  and
      Burns, Patrick J.  and
      Stewart, John  and
      Cook, Todd  and
      Besnier, Cl{\'e}ment  and
      Mattingly, William J. B.",
    booktitle = "Proceedings of the 59th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 11th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing: System Demonstrations",
    month = aug,
    year = "2021",
    address = "Online",
    publisher = "Association for Computational Linguistics",
    url = "https://aclanthology.org/2021.acl-demo.3",
    doi = "10.18653/v1/2021.acl-demo.3",
    pages = "20--29",
    abstract = "This paper announces version 1.0 of the Classical Language Toolkit (CLTK), an NLP framework for pre-modern languages. The vast majority of NLP, its algorithms and software, is created with assumptions particular to living languages, thus neglecting certain important characteristics of largely non-spoken historical languages. Further, scholars of pre-modern languages often have different goals than those of living-language researchers. To fill this void, the CLTK adapts ideas from several leading NLP frameworks to create a novel software architecture that satisfies the unique needs of pre-modern languages and their researchers. Its centerpiece is a modular processing pipeline that balances the competing demands of algorithmic diversity with pre-configured defaults. The CLTK currently provides pipelines, including models, for almost 20 languages.",
}

License

Copyright (c) 2014-2022 Kyle P. Johnson under the MIT License.

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