Bug 444783 - python-nltk_lite does not contain wordnet data
python-nltk_lite does not contain wordnet data
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: python-nltk_lite (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Michel Alexandre Salim
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Reported: 2008-04-30 11:22 EDT by David Fraser
Modified: 2009-01-09 01:27 EST (History)
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Description David Fraser 2008-04-30 11:22:04 EDT
Description of problem:
The Python nltk_lite package contains a nltk.wordnet subpackage, which requires
the wordnet database. However, this is not included in or required by the install.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install python-nltk_lite
2. python -c 'from nltk.wordnet import dictionary ; dictionary.getWord("hello")'
Actual results:
  Resource 'corpora/wordnet/index.noun' not found.  For
  installation instructions, please see

Expected results:
Some kind of description of the word 'Hello'

Additional info:
The full ntlk data set is large - 75MB. I don't know if it can be cut down etc,
but without it this package doesn't really work...
Comment 1 Michel Alexandre Salim 2008-05-03 00:09:48 EDT
Ah yes. As I remember, the first time I packaged nltk, I intended to package the
data set, but there were licensing problems. I'll look into the issue again
(perhaps split the dataset into -free and -nonfree) -- pending that, I might
just add a README.Fedora giving people pointers to the data set.

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