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Detect language of text

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language-detector

language-detector detects the language of text

Installation

pip install language-detector

Python Version

Works with both Python 2 and 3

Use

from language_detector import detect_language
text = "I arrived in that city on January 4, 1937"
language = detect_language(text)
# prints English

Features

Languages Supported
Arabic
English
Farsi
French
German
Kurmanci (Kurdish)
Mandarin
Russian
Sorani (Kurdish)
Spanish
Turkish

Testing

To test the package run

python -m unittest language_detector.tests.test

Comparison

Test is a comparison of how well language-detector and langid identify languages in the data sources.

package language-detector langid
test-duration (in seconds) 0.10 3.83
accuracy 96.77% 67.74%

Excluding Languages

If you don't want language-detector to look for certain languages, you can monkey-patch the code. For example, in order to exclude English:

import language_detector
language_detector.char_language = [cl for cl in char_language if cl[1] != "English"]

# proceed as normal

Datasets

The following is a list of datasets used for each language:

Language Datasets
Arabic UN Corpora
English UN Corpora
Farsi BBC News Persian
French UN Corpora
German Deutsche Welle
Kurmanci (Kurdish) Rudaw
Mandarin UN Corpora
Russian UN Corpora
Sorani (Kurdish) Rudaw
Spanish UN Corpora
Turkish BBC News Türkçe

Contributing

If you'd like to contribute a new language, please consult CONTRIBUTING.md

Support

Contact the package author, Daniel J. Dufour, at daniel.j.dufour@gmail.com

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