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Extraction de LExique par Variation d'Entropie - Lexicon extraction based on the variation of entropy

Project Description

What is ELeVE ?

ELeVE is a library for calculating a specialized language model from a corpus of text.

It allows you to use statistics from the training corpus to calculate branching entropy, and autonomy measures for n-grams of text. See [MagistrySagot2012] for a definiton of these terms (autonomy is also called « nVBE » for « normalized entropy variation »)

It was mainly developed for segmentation of mandarin Chinese, but was successfully used to research on other tasks like keyphrase extraction.

In a nutshell

Here is simple “getting started”. First you have to train a model:

>>> from eleve import MemoryStorage
>>>
>>> storage = MemoryStorage()
>>>
>>> # Then the training itself:
>>> storage.add_sentence(["I", "like", "New", "York", "city"])
>>> storage.add_sentence(["I", "like", "potatoes"])
>>> storage.add_sentence(["potatoes", "are", "fine"])
>>> storage.add_sentence(["New", "York", "is", "a", "fine", "city"])

And then you cat query it:

>>> storage.query_autonomy(["New", "York"])
2.0369977951049805
>>> storage.query_autonomy(["like", "potatoes"])
-0.3227022886276245

Eleve also store n-gram’s frequency:

>>> storage.query_count(["New", "York"])
2
>>> storage.query_count(["New", "potatoes"])
0
>>> storage.query_count(["I", "like", "potatoes"])
1
>>> storage.query_count(["potatoes"])
2

The you can use it for segmentation:

>>> from eleve import Segmenter
>>> s = Segmenter(storage)
>>> # segment up to 4-grams, if we used the same storage as before.
>>>
>>> s.segment(["What", "do", "you", "know", "about", "New", "York"])
[['What'], ['do'], ['you'], ['know'], ['about'], ['New', 'York']]

Installation

You will need some dependancies. On ubuntu:

$ sudo apt-get install libboost-python-dev libboost-filesystem-dev libleveldb-dev

Then to install eleve:

$ pip install eleve

or if you have a local clone of source folder:

$ python setup.py install

Get the source

Source are stored on github:

$ git clone https://github.com/kodexlab/eleve

Contribute

Install the development environment:

$ git clone https://github.com/kodexlab/eleve
$ cd eleve
$ virtualenv ENV -p /usr/bin/python3
$ source ENV/bin/activate
$ pip install -r requirements.txt
$ pip install -r requirements.dev.txt

Pull requests are welcomed !

To run tests:

$ make testall

To build the doc:

$ make doc

then open: docs/_build/html/index.html

Warning: You need to have eleve accesible in the python path to run tests (and to build doc). For that you can install eleve as a link in local virtualenv:

$ pip install -e .

(Note: this is indicated in pytest good practice )

References

If you use eleve for an academic word tanks to cite this paper:

[MagistrySagot2012]Magistry, P., & Sagot, B. (2012, July). Unsupervized word segmentation: the case for mandarin chinese. In Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the ACL: Short Papers-Volume 2 (pp. 383-387). http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/P12-2075
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