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LINGUIST List 24.3030

Thu Jul 25 2013

Software: Computational Linguistics, Genetic Classification, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics: LingPy-2.0

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 23-Jul-2013
From: Johann-Mattis List <mattis.listuni-marburg.de>
Subject: Computational Linguistics, Genetic Classification, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics: LingPy-2.0
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We proudly announce the release of LingPy-2.0, a Python toolkit for quantitative tasks in historical linguistics and dialectology. Building on the previously released LingPy-1.0, LingPy-2.0 comes along with many new features that ease the work of exploratory data analysis in quantitative historical linguistics. LingPy-2.0 offers full support for both Python2 and Python3. Using the Python3 version, it runs on all important operating systems (Windows, MacOS, Linux). In contrast to LingPy-1.0, LingPy-2.0 has been enhanced in many ways. The new features include:

* methods for exploratory borrowing detection (building on the approach by Nelson-Sathi et al. 2011),
* methods for sophisticated parsing of orthographies,
* new frameworks for pairwise and multiple sequence alignments (including rough methods for linguistic reconstruction using consensus strings, the integration of new sound-class models for the ASJP alphabet, and sophisticated output to LaTeX and HTML), and
* new methods for the plotting of phylogenetic trees and networks

Visit our website at http://lingpy.org for further details.

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
                            Genetic Classification
                            Historical Linguistics

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