Usage Example

See test_package/example.cpp.



  • CMake >= 3.1
  • C++ compiler which supports features of C++14

Installing with Conan (and CMake)

The recommended way to use ESA++ package in your project is to install the package with Conan.

Assume that your project is built with CMake, you can just execute the following command in your build directory:

$ conan install esapp/[email protected]/testing -b outdated -g cmake

The install command will download the package (together with its dependencies) and generate conanbuildinfo.cmake file in the current directory.

Additionally, you need to include conanbuildinfo.cmake and then add conan_basic_setup() command into your CMakeLists.txt:

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 3.1)


This will setup necessary CMake variables for finding installed libraries and related files.

Now, you can use find_package() and target_link_libraries() commands to locate and link the package. For example,


    add_executable(myexec mycode.cpp)
    target_link_libraries(myexec ESA++::ESA++)

The final step is to build your project with CMake, like:

$ cmake --build .

Please check Conan Docs for more details about how to use conan packages, generators and much more.

Installing without Conan

You can also install the package without the help of Conan. ESA++ is a header-only library. Therefore, all you need to do is to copy header files (contained in the include/ directory) to your project and manually install all dependencies of ESA++.

Building Python Wrapper

There is a Python wrapper for ESA++ package. One way of building it is to execute conan commands with --scope wrappers=python option, like

$ mkdir _build && cd _build
$ conan install .. --build outdated --scope wrappers=python
$ conan build ..

Conan will install all necessary dependencies and build the wrapper.

Alternatively, you can install dependencies yourself, setup CMake variables for finding that, and enable ESAPP_WRAPPER_PYTHON option:

$ cmake -H. -B_build -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release \
$ cmake --build _build

After compiling, you will get (or esapp_python.dll) in _build/wrapper/python/. You can directly import this module in your Python code:

from esapp_python import Segmenter

See wrapper/python/


  • DICT == 0.1.2
  • pybind11 >= 2.0.0
    • only required if you want to build the python wrapper


  • H. Feng, K. Chen, X. Deng, and W. Zheng, "Accessor variety criteria for Chinese word extraction," Computational Linguistics, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 75–93, 2004.
  • H. Wang, J. Zhu, S. Tang, and X. Fan, "A new Unsupervised approach to word segmentation," Computational Linguistics, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 421–454, 2011.
  • M. I. Abouelhoda, S. Kurtz, and E. Ohlebusch, "Replacing suffix trees with enhanced suffix arrays," Journal of Discrete Algorithms, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 53–86, 2004.


Copyright (c) 2014-2017, Chi-En Wu.

Distributed under The BSD 3-Clause License.


An unsupervised Chinese word segmentation tool.

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