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Utilities for research involving words.

Project Description
Python package containing functions that may be useful for word research.


This project is a work in progress. New functions may be added at any point. I will use semantic versioning to make the impact of any changes to the package clear.

Package Contents

  • clusters: Extract consonant clusters from a list of words.
  • neighbors: Find the phonological neighbors of a list of words using the one-phoneme deletion, addition, or substitution rule (Luce & Pisoni, 1998).
  • syllable_filter: Extract words with the desired number of syllables from a list.
  • words_only: Retrieve only the column of interest from a data frame-like corpus. Specifically intended for extracting words, but has flexibility.


  • Python 3 (developed with 3.5)
  • pandas (developed with 0.18.1)


Using pip install

pip3 install wordutils

From source

git clone
cd wordutils
python install --user


This package is licensed under the terms of the MIT license, copyright (c) 2016 R. J. Steiner.


Luce, P. A., & Pisoni, D. B. (1998). Recognizing spoken words: The neighborhood activation model. Ear and Hearing, 19(1), 1.

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