nlp25. Creating a Corpus in Python NLTK

NLTK includes some corpora. However, we can create our own.

We use Python to create two files ‘Test1’ and ‘Test2’ in in the folder MyTestCorpus. MyTestCorpus is a subfolder, that is created, inside the nltk_data folder.

This could also have done manually.


# nlp25.py
from __future__ import print_function
import os
from nltk.data import path
name = 'MyTestCorpus'
name1 = 'Test1'
word1 = ['One','Two','Five']
name2 = 'Test2'
word2 = ['Three', 'Four', 'Seven']
os.chdir(path[0])
os.mkdir(name)
os.chdir(name)
word1 = [w+'n' for w in word1]
fout1 = open(name1,'w')
fout1.writelines(word1)
fout1.close()
word2 = [w+'n' for w in word2]
fout2 = open(name2,'w')
fout2.writelines(word2)
fout2.close()
print('word1 = n',word1)
print('word2 = n',word2)

# word1 =
# ['Onen', 'Twon', 'Fiven']
# word2 =
# ['Threen', 'Fourn', 'Sevenn']

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