Questions and answers related to FreeLing installation

Submitted by giomach on Thu, 03/28/2019 - 13:24

After installing FreeLing 4.1 (under Windows 10), I run analyser, and the following files are reported missing: MSVCP140D.dll, VCRUNTIME140D.dll and ucrtbased.dll. These are Microsoft files, which are not available unless Visual Studio is installed. I believe that the "d" in the filenames stands for "debug", and it would seem that this binary has been made in debug mode. Was there a reason to use debug mode rather than "release" mode? In release mode, the files needed would be MSVCP140.dll etc, which can be downloaded from MS.

[solved] Can't compile on OpenBSD -CURRENT

Submitted by enricm on Tue, 03/19/2019 - 16:27

I've been trying to compile FreeLing from git master branch using OpenBSD. It uses clang by default and the make process runs fine until it chokes with It would be nice if I could use FreeLing on my laptop so I can work on my project with the help of my tutor.

I am using boost-1.66.0p4, and clang++ --version outputs

OpenBSD clang version 7.0.1 (tags/RELEASE_701/final) (based on LLVM 7.0.1)

Problems installing Freeling 4.1 to use it with Python

Submitted by ivansiiito on Thu, 10/11/2018 - 21:53


I'm trying to use Freeling 4.1 in Python (in Windows 10), but I'm having trouble trying to install it from sources. I'm following the installation manual and, with lots of effort (I'm not used to do these things at all), I managed to do up to the cmake command.

However, when I try the nmake install I'm having problems:

Error loading ukb with Python API on Windows 10

Submitted by PaulBreugnot on Thu, 08/23/2018 - 15:08

I'm using Freeling Python API since 3 months now, mainly on Linux, and for other users I needed to use it on Windows.
So I compiled Freeling 4.1 as described in the doc, using Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 (pre-compiled boost as mentioned in the doc are not available for Microsoft Visual Studio 2017) and it compiled without error, running the following CMake command :

Installing Freeling on Ubuntu 17.10 and Python 3.6

Submitted by aleck1980 on Wed, 02/28/2018 - 22:32

hi, where I try to run make command in directory ../Freeling/APIs/Python3 I get this error

freeling_pythonAPI.cxx:3283:11: fatal error: freeling.h: No such file or directory
#include "freeling.h"
compilation terminated.
Makefile:11: recipe for target '' failed
make: *** [] Error 1

Instalación de Freeling4 en Windows

Submitted by andreadiazg9 on Tue, 01/23/2018 - 19:11


I'm building the Java API in Windows
And I've done the steps

    1. Install java

    2. Download and install Swig (

    3. Run swig with freeling_javaAPI.i to generate the API
       SWIG will generate an edu / upc / freeling directory with the Java API
       for all the modules, and a file freeling_javaAPI.cxx with the JNI side
       of the API.

    4. Compile the Java code in edu / upc / freeling and create a freeling.jar file
       with the results.

Compiling Python API on Ubuntu 16

Submitted by ulrike.henny on Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:12

I tried to compile the Python API on Ubuntu 16. The is created, but it does not work correctly and I get many error messages when compiling the API. I have the following:

Freeling: 4.0 (stable version)
Linux: Ubuntu 16.04.4
gcc: version 5.4.0 20160609
Python: 3.5.2
SWIG: 3.0.8

I changed the paths in the MAKE file like this:
PYTHONVER = python3.5
PYTHONDIR = /usr/include/$(PYTHONVER)

Compiling Python Api in WIndows 10

Submitted by trying_to_code on Fri, 09/15/2017 - 03:05

Hi there. I'm familiar with Freeling from some years now. I'm trying to compile the python api in windows 10 with no luck yet. I've been learning a lot for a few months but I'm not really a coder (at all, actually I studied linguistics) so I thank in advance for any help I can get (hopefully understandable for me).