LX - Syllabifier


Developed at the University of Lisbon, Dept. of Informatics, by the NLX-Natural Language and Speech Group.

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LX-Syllabifier is a freely available on-line service for the syllabification of Portuguese text. This service was developed and is maintained at the University of Lisbon by the NLX-Natural Language and Speech Group of the Department of Informatics.

LX-Syllabifier performs syllabification following a rule based approach. The syllabification of Portuguese is defined in Acordo Ortográfico da Língua Portuguesa (1990).


Lx-Syllabifier was developed by Francisco Costa, João Rodrigues and João Silva, under the coordination of António Branco, at the NLX-Natural Language and Speech Group.


To use LX-Syllabifier you must accept the terms of this license.


You can download the program here.


The LX-Syllabifier is described in the following publication:

João Rodrigues, Francisco Costa, João Silva and António Branco, to appear. Automatic Syllabification of Portuguese. In Actas do XXX Encontro Anual da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística (APL'14).

When referring the LX-Syllabifier or this online service, please use the reference above.

Contact us

Contact us using the following email address: 'nlx' concatenated with 'at' concatenated with 'di.fc.ul.pt'.