In the past when I was an active Python coder I played a bit with NLTK and learned some basic linguistic terminology. But meanwhile I shifted to PowerShell and I have abandoned coding in Python.

Every now and than I'm searching for linguistic projects in PowerShell context, but until now I didn't find anything.

Are there other sources not based on script languages I should consider?

  • Please change "considerate" (an adjective) to "consider" (a verb). Hurts the eyes...
    – kaleissin
    Oct 17, 2011 at 17:07
  • @bernd_k: What is your objective: (1) Finding a PowerShell version NLTK? (2) Linguistic related scripts written in PowerShell and/or .NET Framework? (3) Learning about linguistic? (4) Doing natural language processing research using computational linguistics tools? (5) Something not listed... since if it's more than one of those, each are of those are likely separate questions.
    – blunders
    Oct 18, 2011 at 18:22
  • @blunders it's mainly (1), but I have little hope, that such a thing exists.
    – bernd_k
    Oct 18, 2011 at 18:28
  • This would be an excellent question for bit.ly/u4lZUG.
    – tobigue
    Dec 5, 2011 at 16:27
  • Does NLTK work in IronPython? Dec 8, 2012 at 0:30

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No, there are no "truly equivalent" implementations of NLTK in PowerShell.

Here's a list of natural language processing toolkits which is sortable by the computer language they were implemented in.


This is Stanford NLP Software for .NET

The Stanford NLP Group makes parts of Natural Language Processing software available to everyone. These are statistical NLP toolkits for various major computational linguistics problems. They can be incorporated into applications with human language technology needs




Here is NLTK .NET wrapper. You will be needed to install IronPython to make it work. Instructions are there:


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