What is Natural Language Processing (NLP)?

Natural Language Processing is a field that covers computer understanding and ma­nip­u­la­tion of human language. In simple terms, it means that making the computers understand the human native languages.

What is Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK)?

This is a massively feature rich toolkit which can be used to perform NLP related functions and operations. Python is the platform used to build this library. The syntax of this toolkit is relatively simple and easy to learn as well.

The following list contains other widely used tools for Natural Language Processing.

  1. Apache Lucene and Solr
  2. Apache OpenNLP
  3. GATE
  4. Stanford’s Core NLP Suite

How to install NLTK?

Python is a must to be installed prior to the installation of NLTK. The following command…

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Written By : Ramitha Abeyratne, Trainee Software Engineer, 99X Technology