Classical Language Toolkit, part 1

This is the first in a series of tutorials, written by Tyler Kirby, to introduce Classicists to the Classical Language Toolkit (CLTK), a set of tools that allow you to use the programming language Python in order to perform various tasks (e.g. lemmatization, scansion, word tokenization) on Greek and Latin texts.

Many thanks to Tyler Kirby for writing this detailed tutorial, and also to Kyle Johnson, founder of the CLTK, who offered to provide the tutorials for me to post on this site.

Note that using CLTK involves working in the Terminal on a Mac, which has a non-graphical (command line) interface, but don’t worry, Tyler has provided step-by-step instructions with screenshots. If you’ve never worked in the Terminal, this is a great way to start!

Screenshot showing converting from beta code to Unicode with the CLTK
Converting from beta code to Unicode with the CLTK

PDF tutorial: Computing the Classics with the Classical Language Toolkit Part1

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