nltk.corpus.reader.aligned module

class nltk.corpus.reader.aligned.AlignedCorpusReader[source]

Bases: nltk.corpus.reader.api.CorpusReader

Reader for corpora of word-aligned sentences. Tokens are assumed to be separated by whitespace. Sentences begin on separate lines.

__init__(root, fileids, sep='/', word_tokenizer=WhitespaceTokenizer(pattern='\\s+', gaps=True, discard_empty=True, flags=re.UNICODE|re.MULTILINE|re.DOTALL), sent_tokenizer=RegexpTokenizer(pattern='\n', gaps=True, discard_empty=True, flags=re.UNICODE|re.MULTILINE|re.DOTALL), alignedsent_block_reader=<function read_alignedsent_block>, encoding='latin1')[source]

Construct a new Aligned Corpus reader for a set of documents located at the given root directory. Example usage:

>>> root = '/...path to corpus.../'
>>> reader = AlignedCorpusReader(root, '.*', '.txt') 
Parameters
  • root – The root directory for this corpus.

  • fileids – A list or regexp specifying the fileids in this corpus.

words(fileids=None)[source]
Returns

the given file(s) as a list of words and punctuation symbols.

Return type

list(str)

sents(fileids=None)[source]
Returns

the given file(s) as a list of sentences or utterances, each encoded as a list of word strings.

Return type

list(list(str))

aligned_sents(fileids=None)[source]
Returns

the given file(s) as a list of AlignedSent objects.

Return type

list(AlignedSent)

class nltk.corpus.reader.aligned.AlignedSentCorpusView[source]

Bases: nltk.corpus.reader.util.StreamBackedCorpusView

A specialized corpus view for aligned sentences. AlignedSentCorpusView objects are typically created by AlignedCorpusReader (not directly by nltk users).

__init__(corpus_file, encoding, aligned, group_by_sent, word_tokenizer, sent_tokenizer, alignedsent_block_reader)[source]

Create a new corpus view, based on the file fileid, and read with block_reader. See the class documentation for more information.

Parameters
  • fileid – The path to the file that is read by this corpus view. fileid can either be a string or a PathPointer.

  • startpos – The file position at which the view will start reading. This can be used to skip over preface sections.

  • encoding – The unicode encoding that should be used to read the file’s contents. If no encoding is specified, then the file’s contents will be read as a non-unicode string (i.e., a str).

read_block(stream)[source]

Read a block from the input stream.

Returns

a block of tokens from the input stream

Return type

list(any)

Parameters

stream (stream) – an input stream