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Morpheus is a morphological parsing and lemmatising tool produced by the Perseus Project. Basically Morpheus takes as input a token in Latin or Ancient Greek (in Beta Code) and returns:

  1. The lemma (or multiple possible lemmata) from which this token derives;
  2. A full morphological breakdown of the form (part of speech, case, number, gender, person, mood, etc.)

Morpheus is fully integrated into the Perseus website and language study tools. For example, you can enter inflected words via the forms at:

Morpheus can also be queried with Latin or Greek word forms (and a few modern languages) via the interface at the Archimedes project in Berlin (instructions for XML-RPC interface) via a customizable Python or Perl script.

An automatic attempt to provide the right morphological analysis and lemma for each token of the EPIDOC-compliant texts of the Open Greek and Latin Project [1] and PerseusDL [2] is documented in [3].

Morpheus source code can be found in GitHub.

The Alpheios fork of Morpheus, which includes built binaries and Greek stemlibs, and puts a wrapper on the morpheus output that adheres to the Alpheios Lexicon Schema can be found in the Alpheios GitHub repository.

References to other implementations of Morpheus would be appreciated.