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Title: Computational Linguistics, Genetic Classification, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics: LingPy-2.0
Submitter: Johann-Mattis List
Description: 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
Historical Linguistics
Genetic Classification

LL Issue: 24.3030
Date Posted: 25-Jul-2013

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