NLTK Download Error

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#1

I am using a Python 2.7x (Spyder) and Win 8.1 system. I am able to download all content from nltk but one file panlex_lite (1.7gb) is not getting downloaded to the system. I have tried multiple times. I use a 30mbps connection, so speed is not an issue. Is there a solution ?


#2

Hi @sudheer.rao, have you tried the command line installation?


#3

Yea, I have tried that too. no luck. Just curious is having that file (panlex_lite) critical for NLP ?


#4

Depends on your use of nltk. If the work you are doing requires only wordnet data, then other packages don’t matter. That is why there is an option for downloading a specific package of dataset instead of ‘all’.


#5

@sudheer.rao

My suggestion will be to download the data which you require. There is no point in downloading so much data from NLTK

Anant


#6

Hi, just wanted to let you know you are not alone - same thing happened to me. Sorry I don’t have a solution. I suspect it was a server error or possibly corrupt file and it will get fixed. I’m just going to try again if I ever have explicit need of that data.

Regards,
Richard


#7

I was able to get a solution. I downloaded that specific (zip) file and placed in the NLTK download folder. It is working fine now. The link to download is here: http://dev.panlex.org/db/