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How to install Natural Language Toolkit

NLTK stands for Natural Language Tool Kit, and it is an open source Python library for analyzing language data. It is used for Python programs that work with text in statistical natural language processing (NLP). In plain terms, NLTK allows users to work with collections of text to clean, categorize, and analyze that text. As such, it is an excellent tool for text analysis. ATTENTION: NLTK comes installed with the conda package managment system and may already be installed in your environment.

For the Digital Humanities Research Institute, we use NLTK because it is a rich library of natural language processing tools and datasets. It works very well with Python, allowing users to write powerful natural language processing programs with relatively short sections of code.

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