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Python: Count the words in a string
wordList = "the quick brown fox jumps over the the lazy lazy dog." print (len(wordList.split()))
Python: Count the occurrences of words in a corpus
from collections import Counter wordList = "the quick brown fox jumps over the the lazy lazy dog." counts = Counter(wordList.split()) print(counts)