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Linguistica 5: Unsupervised Learning of Linguistic Structure

Project Description

Linguistica 5 is a Python library for unsupervised learning of linguistic structure, based on Goldsmith (2001, 2006) and all subsequent developments.

Full documentation:

Apart from being a Python library, Linguistica 5 provides two additional interfaces: (i) graphical user interface; (ii) command line interface.

Work by Jackson Lee and John Goldsmith

Download and install

Linguistica 5 is available through pip:

$ pip install linguistica

Linguistica 5 works with Python 2.7, 3.4, 3.5, and 3.6.

To use the graphical user interface, only Python 3 is supported. In addition, PyQt5 and SIP are required. PyQt5 is readily available from pip:

$ pip install PyQt5

At the time of writing (April 2017), SIP is best downloaded and installed from its source. (SIP is available through pip, but it does not include the C/C++ code generator for PyQt5.)

Using Linguistica 5

To use Linguistica 5 as a Python library, simply import linguistica in your Python programs:

import linguistica as lxa

Quick library demo here.

To launch the Linguistica 5 graphical user interface (with SIP and PyQt5 installed):

$ linguistica gui

To launch the Linguistica 5 command line interface:

$ linguistica cli


If you use Linguistica 5, please cite this paper:

  author    = {Lee, Jackson L. and Goldsmith, John A.},
  title     = {Linguistica 5: Unsupervised Learning of Linguistic Structure},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2016 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics},
  month     = {June},
  year      = {2016},
  address   = {San Diego, California},
  publisher = {Association for Computational Linguistics},
  pages     = {22--26},
  url       = {}

Source code

The source code of Linguistica 5 is officially released on PyPI:

It is also hosted on GitHub, possibly with work in progress:

Technical support

Please open issues for questions and bug reports. Alternatively, please feel free to contact Jackson Lee and John Goldsmith.


MIT License

See LICENSE.txt on the GitHub repository.

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