In natural language processing, Chunking is the process of extracting parts, or “chunks”, from a body of text with regular expression. It is used to extract lists of groups of words, that would otherwise be split during Tokenization.

The process of subtracting from chunks is often called Chinking. as this operation may be more convenient in certain situations.

Check the basics of NLP with NLTK to program Chunking and Chinking in Python.

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