What is fastText? #
fastText is a library for efficient learning of word representations and sentence classification.
fastText builds on modern Mac OS and Linux distributions. Since it uses C++11 features, it requires a compiler with good C++11 support. These include :
- (gcc-4.6.3 or newer) or (clang-3.3 or newer)
Compilation is carried out using a Makefile, so you will need to have a working make. For the word-similarity evaluation script you will need:
- python 2.6 or newer
- numpy & scipy
Building fastText #
In order to build
fastText, use the following:
$ git clone https://github.com/facebookresearch/fastText.git $ cd fastText $ make
This will produce object files for all the classes as well as the main binary
If you do not plan on using the default system-wide compiler, update the two macros defined at the beginning of the Makefile (CC and INCLUDES).