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C++ library for part-of-speech tagging in English

I am looking for a C++ library that: does part-of-speech tagging in English. has a license allowing commercial use. is still maintained or has been updated sometimes in the last 5 years. is in C/C++ ...
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Best OCR for formal linguistics papers?

I have a fair number of formal linguistics papers (generative syntax, semantics) and I am looking for a good OCR software to digitize them as searchable PDFs. Unfortunately, the programs I have tried ...
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How can I extract the speech from one speaker in an audio file?

Assisting with a project and they need me to extract the speech from one speaker in an interview and make it its own audio file. The audio I have are 1-1.5 hr interview recordings, and it is generally ...
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How to type IPA quickly on Mac?

I want shortcuts (pre-existing or customised) for IPA symbols. I've installed IPA Unicode keyboard, which works fine on notes/ google docs but not on pages. I don't have ms word. Keyman does not come ...
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What software for interpreting phonological rules exists?

So far, I have found PHONO33 for DOS, which is a quite old yet impressive program. Though overly strict and simplistic, applying rules in a strict order, which results in weird outcomes ×D It ...
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WordSmith or Antcoc?

[Corpus linguistics] [Software recommendation] Hi guys, I have a small corpus I wish to analyze using a frequency list I have in order to extract vocabulary. What I want to do is: Compare the words ...
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Replace bad spelling with correct spelling

I have a large old text, written in language A but according to the spelling rules of language B. Words are understandable, but I need to make spelling correct according to the rules of A. How this ...
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Is it hard for software speech synthesisers to handle IPA? If so, why?

Yesterday on ELU, the IPA sequence ˌoʊkeɪˈhiːɹjəˌgoʊ was posted in a comment. I'm not very familiar with IPA, so I thought the easiest way to "decode" that would be through a software speech ...
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Is there good software for measuring vowel formants?

I am trying to learn more about how people actually speak English, as opposed to the traditional phonetic transcriptions (they may have once been accurate, but come on, there's no way the vowel in &...
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Pronunciation software?

Do you know of any pronunciation or phonetics software that would be useful to ESL learners? I have read that software with spectrographs or xrays showing tongue placement are very effective. I am ...
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Syntax tree software

Does anybody know a good software for creating syntax tree diagrams like this ?
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What's the state-of-the-art tool for ​ASR (automatic speech recognition) Error Detection?

ASR Error Detection = automatically detect erroneous words in ASR output. The survey {1} was published 4 years ago. {2} didn't release their implementation. References: {1} Errattahi, Rahhal, Asmaa ...
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What's the state-of-the-art, word-level forced alignment tool that is ok to use commercially?

Forced alignment = synchronize audio and text. I'm looking for word-level forced alignment. I see many forced alignment tools: https://github.com/topics/forced-alignment https://github.com/pettarin/...
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Software for exploring large set of textual data

I am working with large amounts of text and already have a bunch of programmatic instruments to explore them (Python, R, etc). To say the truth, most of the exploration tasks like bigram extraction, ...
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Plotting multiple pitch contours on a single graph

I am doing an experiment on Mandarin tone discrimantion and I would like to plot the tone contours of the speakers. I know how to do it in Praat for every tone separately, (View & Edit -> Pitch ...
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Is there any IPA TTS software that also considers tone

I want to create audio files for a conlect of Chinese I am studying, and therefore tone is one aspect I have to consider. Many of the IPA to speech software I've seen so far don't consider tone (or ...
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Combinatory Categorial Grammar developments and lexicon for German language?

I am trying to apply Cornell Semantic Parsing framework (implementation of Combinatory Categorial Grammars CCG) to the German language. This framework takes natural language texts, learns grammar and ...
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Suggestion for software to analyze data from social media- please advise

I am searching urgent for a software that I can use to analyse corpora. In short, I would like to have a look at collocations, ellipsis, frequencies, concordances etc. I also want to search for themes ...
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With SSML phoneme tags using IPA phonetic symbols, how can I insert pauses to slow down pronounciation?

Note For my text to speech engine (I use Cereproc, William Voice). The engine can be used on the website here: https://www.cereproc.com/ and it supports the ssml tags used in this question.. ...
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Software for finding syllogisms in treebank data?

Is there treebank search software that can locate a syllogism, identifying its major and minor premises and terms? cf. Eyal Mozes, “A Deductive Database Based on Aristotelian Logic,” Journal of ...
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Online tool for IPA pronunciation synthesis

I've already found this tool from 0n0e.com but the problem is that it pronounces the words too quickly. Is there any other phoneme synthesis online which speaks a bit slower?
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Academically reliable calculator of Gunning Fog Index

Gunning Fog Index is used to estimate the readability of a sentence. Is the website gunning-fog-index.com reliable for academic research purposes? If not, what software should I use?
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Mandarin Chinese and Antconc

Can Antconc be used to build a corpus for Mandarin, Chinese? Specifically, could characters be recognized, or if one were to upload a pinyin text, could tones be displayed? Is this possible?
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IDE for context free grammars for natural languages?

Is there any such thing as a Integrated Development Environment for context free grammars (or any variant on a formal, machine parsable grammar) that target natural languages? The ones for BNF ...
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Are there any good open source speech to text trancription tools or programs?

I am working on a project which needs to convert a given speech (in an audio file,only speech no music and other stuffs) into text and later analyze that text. It would be a great help if I could able ...
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How to draw tree structures in Microsoft Word?

Has anybody found an easy way of drawing tree structures in Microsoft Word? I have to do all my parsing using tables and would much prefer to draw tree structures.
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Programming tools for exploring semantic relationships between words

By relationships I mean things like "hypernym", "hyponym", "synonym", "antonym". I'm not quite sure what type of tool I'm after; I just want to "easily explore". I discovered WordNet and the wn ...
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Where can I find SPAD-T?

I am looking for an old program called SPAD-T that is still used for textual analysis. Can anybody tell me where to find it? Otherwise can anybody send me a copy of the software? It shouldn't be ...
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How do I pronounce each syllable slowly from a word in audio?

any ideas? Of a software that transforms the counting syllables slowly automatically from a word in audio at normal speed. des-pa-ci-to please. Suppose I want to do that with audios from this page ...
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Transcribing German written text to computer readable phonetic alphabet

I already found some programs that can transcribe text automatically but they don't comply with my requirements. I need: A software that transcribes written text to IPA, SAMPA or some other phonetic ...
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Useful software and/or "manual" method for data analysis in a stylistic study of transitivity (SFL)

What would be a useful software and/or systematic "manual" method for data analysis in a study of transitivity (Systemic Functional Linguistics) that would like to incorporate some kind of statistics ...
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Is there relationship (and translation) between Link Grammars and Combinatory Categorial Grammars?

Is there relationship (and translation) between Link Grammars and Combinatory Categorial Grammars? Link Grammars have very unusual parse structure - links between words, but CCGs have parse trees. ...
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Combinatory Categorial Grammar (комбинаторная категориальная грамматика) developments and lexicon for Russian language?

I am trying to apply Cornell Semantic Parsing framwork https://github.com/cornell-lic/spf (implementation of Combinatory Categorial Grammars CCG) to Russian language. This framework takes natural ...
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C&C/Boxer Source Code

I’ve been trying to find C&C tools and Boxer online and found this link in many places (http://svn.ask.it.usyd.edu.au/trac/candc) but the link does not work for me. Is there another place to find ...
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Text Summarization Tool

I'm looking for tools I can use to perform text summarization. Specifically something I could use to summarize personal communication (i.e. email). Preferably I'm looking for something open source ...
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Dictionary building / corpus exploring software

What software do lexicographers use these days to manage and search corpora? Is there a standard solution used by most people, or does every dictionary commission their own software to suit their own ...
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Markdown for linguistics?

Is there a Markdown dialect or other minimal markup language that is tailored to the needs of linguists (of all sorts)? I would expect it do treat the following constructs: An asterisk directly ...
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Open source probabilistic dialogue state tracker

Do you know of any simple (form filling) dialogue state tracking systems with a graphical model based dialogue state representation? I'm looking for one to get familiar with the overall model and ...
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alternatives to flex and bison [closed]

Are there any software alternatives to Flex and Bison that are well documented and easy to install for Windows? I would like to exemplify some cases to my students, but I do not want to install a ...
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Negation detection software

I am looking for negation detection software or libraries. Linux, Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X are all OK. Any price and license is good too. I am mostly interested in the quality of the detection. ...
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GermaNLTK: not finding files [python]

Following the instructions of GermaNLTK I tried to install the german NLTK in Python. (I want to use the synsets for semantic-taging.) But I couldn't find the files germanet.py and GermanetDBBuilder....
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metrical analysis software for ancient greek

Does anyone know any good metrical analysis software for ancient Greek? Which are the best ones and which are the most user friendly?
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What's the origin of the word "Wizard" in software terms? [closed]

I've been thinking about this for a while. In software you have bugs. From what I know this naming is used because someone had a problem once getting hardware to work due to an actual living bug in ...
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Running cTAKES using all cores available

When running cTAKES on several text documents, is there any way to perform the processing using all the cores available? E.g. it is taking around one day to process 2000 of my documents, as it is ...
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How to use the AssertionMiniPipelineAnalysisEngine in cTAKES?

I am trying to use Apache cTAKES to detect negations in physician notes. I have loaded the provided analysis engine apache-ctakes-3.2.2-bin\apache-ctakes-3.2.2\desc\ctakes-assertion\desc\...
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Windows software to create concordances from .pdf and .txt files?

I am new to Stack Exchange, so if this question fits better on another board, please let me know. I am looking for Windows-compatible software that will create a concordance from .pdf and .txt files. ...
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Software to form a word frequency list for a Spanish book

I've actually found one called "textstat", but it doesn't recognize different word forms of one word. So are there programs that do detect comía, come, cómelo, comiera as forms of comer?
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Which is the hardest language for a software translator to translate into English? [closed]

Many people i see over online auction sites and such use software translators for their benefit, but sometimes the outcome can be somewhat curious. Are these inaccuracies caused by the use of informal ...
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Software for pronunciation training with my own sound files [closed]

So, let's say I have several mp3 files with native speaker's pronunciation. What I need is playing one of them, pronounce after it and so on with the next sound pattern. Then play all the sequence and ...
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Gir15 cuneiform is esh2 homograph?

I was unable to find a cuneiform for Sumerian (Akkadian?) ĝir15 (as in ki-en-ĝir15) in the unicode character database (cuneiform namelist) .. however, according to ePSD, it seems that it has the same ...