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Wordless: An Integrated Corpus Tool With Multilingual Support for the Study of Language, Literature, and Translation

Wordless is an integrated corpus tool with multilingual support for the study of language, literature, and translation designed and developed by Ye Lei (叶磊), then MA student in interpreting studies at Shanghai International Studies University (上海外国语大学).


The latest version (3.5.0) of Wordless supports Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11, macOS 10.11 or later, Ubuntu 18.04 or later, Debian 10 or later, and Arch Linux, all 64-bit only. Both Intel-based and Apple Silicon-based Macs are supported.

For a detailed changelog, please see

Release Remarks
Latest Release for Windows 1. Extract all files
2. Double-click Wordless/Wordless.exe to run
Latest Release for macOS 1. Extract all files
2. Double-click to run
Latest Release for Linux 1. Extract all files
2. Double-click Wordless/Wordless to run
3. [Optional] Double-click Wordless/Wordless - Create Shortucut to create a shortcut in Show Applications
Past Releases Not recommended
Baidu Netdisk For Chinese users with unstable connections to Github (PASSWORD: wdls)


Note 1: It is recommended that the path to Wordless not contain any non-ASCII chatacters, such as Chinese characters and letters with diacritics.

Note 2: If your Mac says that “Wordless” is damaged and can’t be opened, please open Terminal (Launchpad → Other) and run:

xattr -rc /Applications/

remember to replace /Applications/ with the actual path of Wordless on your computer (you could drag to the Terminal). Then, run Wordless again (the warning prompted in Terminal could be ignored if the program could be successfully opened).

Note 3: While opening corpora in languages other than English in Wordless, extra model files might need to be downloaded from the internet. If you encounter a Network Error dialog while downloading the model, chances are that it's a literal network error, so you just need to check your internet connections following the instructions in the error message and try downloading the model once more.

Users in China, where connections to Github and Hugging Face Hub are unstable, are recommended to use a proxy and set properly the settings in Menu Bar → Preferences → Settings → General → Proxy Settings. Alternatively, Chinese users can choose to manually download model files from Baidu Netdisk. The steps of installing models are as follows:

  1. Check the error message displayed in the Network Error dialog. If stanza is found in the error message, you need a Stanza model, otherwise you need a spaCy model.
  2. Download model files for the language of your corpus from the above link and extract all files.
  3. For Windows and Linux users, put spaCy models under Wordless/libs and Stanza models under Wordless/libs/stanza_resources. For macOS users, right click on, select Show Package Contents, then put spaCy models under Contents/Frameworks and Stanza models under Contents/Frameworks/stanza_resources.
  4. If your corpora are in different languages or both spaCy and Stanza models are required, repeat step 1 ~ 3 until the Network Error dialog disappears.
  5. Try opening corpora in Wordless again, the model downloading process should be skipped now.

If the problem persists or the model you need is missing from the above link, please contact the author for further support.

Need Help?

If you have any questions, find software bugs, need to provide feedback, or want to submit feature requests, you may seek support from the open-source community or contact me directly via any of the support channels listed below.

Support Channel Information
Official documentation Stable Version | Development Version
Tutorial videos YouTube | bilibili
Bug reports Github Issues
Usage questions Github Discussions
Email support
WeChat official account WeChat official account


If you are going to publish a work that uses Wordless, please cite as follows.

APA (7th edition):

Ye, L. (2024). Wordless (Version 3.5.0) [Computer software]. Github.

MLA (8th edition):

Ye Lei. Wordless, version 3.5.0, 2024. Github,

Works Using Wordless

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Copyright (C) 2018-2024  Ye Lei (叶磊)

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
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