Pimlico Documentation

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The Pimlico Processing Toolkit is a toolkit for building pipelines of tasks for processing large datasets (corpora). It is especially focussed on processing linguistic corpora and provides wrappers around many existing, widely used NLP (Natural Language Processing) tools.

It makes it easy to write large, potentially complex pipelines with the key goals of making is easy to:

  • provide clear documentation of what has been done;
  • incorporate standard NLP tasks and data-processing tasks with minimal effort;
  • integrate non-standard code, specific to the task at hand, into the same pipeline; and
  • distribute code for later reproduction or application to other datasets or experiments.

The toolkit takes care of managing data between the steps of a pipeline and checking that everything’s executed in the right order.

The core toolkit is written in Python. Pimlico is open source, released under the GPLv3 license. It is available from its Github repository.

Pimlico is written in Python and can be run using Python >=2.7 or >=3.6. This means you can write your own processing modules using either Python 2 or 3.

Pimlico is short for PIpelined Modular LInguistic COrpus processing.



New datatypes system

Some time ago, we changed how datatypes work internally, requiring all datatypes and modules to be updated. More info…

This has been done for many of the core modules, but some are waiting to be updated and don’t work. They do not appear in the documentation and can be found in pimlico.old_datatypes.modules.

These issues will be resolved before v1.0 is released.