What is loso?
loso is a Chinese segmentation system written in Python. It was developed by Victor Lin (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Plurk Inc.
Copyright & Licnese
Copyright of loso owns by Plurk Inc. It is an open source under BSD license.
To install loso, clone the repo and run following command
cd loso python setup.py develop
Also, you need to run a redis database for storing the lexicon database. Also, you need to copy configuration template and modify it.
cp default.yaml myconf.yaml vim myconf.yaml
To use your configuration, you have to set the configuration environment variable LOSO_CONFIG_FILE. For example:
LOSO_CONFIG_FILE=myconfig.yaml python setup.py server
Loso determines segmentation according to the lexicon database, and the algorithm is based on Hidden Makov Model, therefore, it is not possible to use the service before building a lexicon database.
To feed a text file to the database, here you can run
python setup.py feed -f /home/victorlin/plurk_src/realtime_search/word_segment/sample_data/sample_tr_ch
To clean the database, you can run
python setup.py reset
To interact and test for splitting terms, here you can run
python setup.py interact
Text: 留下鉅細靡遺的太空梭發射影片，供世人回味 .... 留下 鉅細靡遺 的 太空梭 發射 影片 供 世人 回味
To use the segmentation service as XMLRPC service, here you can run
python setup.py serve
Following is a simple Python program for showing how to use it
import xmlrpclib proxy = xmlrpclib.ServerProxy("http://localhost:5566/") terms = proxy.splitTerms(u'留下鉅細靡遺的太空梭發射影片，供世人回味') print ' '.join(terms)
And the output should be
留下 鉅細靡遺 的 太空梭 發射 影片 供 世人 回味