This is a Python wrapper to the low-level API of CQP which allows
you to access CQP corpora in the same way as Perl's CWB::CL
If you installed CQP in a non-standard location (which is the default for
newer versions of CQP), point the setup in the right direction with, e.g.
To install the module, use the standard
python setup.py build
sudo python setup.py install
As a prerequisite, install Cython with
pip install Cython
If you use an old version of CQP (CWB 2.99 and older), you need to
change the value of the "extra_libs" variable in setup.py.
To give you an idea how to use the library, see the following sample:
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from CWB.CL import Corpus
# open the corpus
# get sentences and words
# retrieve offsets of the 1235th sentence (0-based)
for w,p in zip(words[s_1234:s_1234+1],postags[s_1234:s_1234+1]):
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In order to test the CWB.CL module's correct installation
independently of any CQP corpora, you can do a
python -m doctest tests/idlist.txt
which should terminate with no output when everything is well.
TODO: Brief introduction on what you do with files - including link to relevant help section.