Language Acquisition Research Tools in Python
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PyLangAcq

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PyLangAcq is a Python library for language acquisition research. It allows flexible handling of the CHILDES data.

Full documentation: http://pylangacq.org/

Features

  • Comprehensive capabilities of handling CHAT transcripts as used in CHILDES
  • Intuitive data structures for flexible data access and all sorts of modeling work
  • Standard developmental measures such as TTR, MLU, and IPSyn readily available
  • More benefits from Python: fast coding, numerous libraries for computational modeling and machine learning
  • Powerful extensions for research with conversational data in general

Download and install

PyLangAcq is available via pip:

$ pip install -U pylangacq

PyLangAcq works with Python 2.7 and 3.4+.

How to cite

PyLangAcq is maintained by Jackson Lee. If you use PyLangAcq in your research, please cite the following:

Lee, Jackson L., Ross Burkholder, Gallagher B. Flinn, and Emily R. Coppess. 2016. Working with CHAT transcripts in Python. Technical report TR-2016-02, Department of Computer Science, University of Chicago.

@TechReport{lee-et-al-pylangacq:2016,
   Title       = {Working with CHAT transcripts in Python},
   Author      = {Lee, Jackson L. and Burkholder, Ross and Flinn, Gallagher B. and Coppess, Emily R.},
   Institution = {Department of Computer Science, University of Chicago},
   Year        = {2016},
   Number      = {TR-2016-02},
}

Change log

See CHANGELOG.md.

License

The MIT License. Please see LICENSE.txt.