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I am working on a project in pycharm. I am trying to import nltk to my project like this. I have tried installing it through many different ways and they all lead to the same outcome. The error shown in the end.

I tried installing it through the lightbulb on pycharm, I tried installing the module through the project settings, I tried installing nltk through conda -install nltk. I don't understand why I get this error. Can someone shed some light. Thank you in advance!

import nltk    
nltk.download()

C:\Users\Orestis\PycharmProjects\LimeExamples\venv\Scripts\python.exe  
C:/Users/Orestis/PycharmProjects/LimeExamples/hate_tweets.py
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:/Users/Orestis/PycharmProjects/LimeExamples/hate_tweets.py", line 1, in <module>
    import nltk
  File "C:\Users\Orestis\PycharmProjects\LimeExamples\venv\lib\site-packages\nltk\__init__.py", line 152, in <module>
    from nltk.stem import *
  File "C:\Users\Orestis\PycharmProjects\LimeExamples\venv\lib\site-packages\nltk\stem\__init__.py", line 29, in <module>
    from nltk.stem.snowball import SnowballStemmer
  File "C:\Users\Orestis\PycharmProjects\LimeExamples\venv\lib\site-packages\nltk\stem\snowball.py", line 32, in <module>
    from nltk.corpus import stopwords
  File "C:\Users\Orestis\PycharmProjects\LimeExamples\venv\lib\site-packages\nltk\corpus\__init__.py", line 66, in <module>
    from nltk.corpus.reader import *
  File "C:\Users\Orestis\PycharmProjects\LimeExamples\venv\lib\site-packages\nltk\corpus\reader\__init__.py", line 105, in <module>
    from nltk.corpus.reader.panlex_lite import *
  File "C:\Users\Orestis\PycharmProjects\LimeExamples\venv\lib\site-packages\nltk\corpus\reader\panlex_lite.py", line 15, in <module>
    import sqlite3
  File "C:\Users\Orestis\Anaconda3\lib\sqlite3\__init__.py", line 23, in <module>
    from sqlite3.dbapi2 import *
  File "C:\Users\Orestis\Anaconda3\lib\sqlite3\dbapi2.py", line 27, in <module>
    from _sqlite3 import *
ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found.

Its not a nltk problem but rather a sqlite3 problem. Error shows that the required sqlite dll file is not found in your system.

A simple workaround solution would be to download the required dll file as per your system configuration windows/linux x64 or x32 accordingly from here and place them at : Anaconda\DLLs directory.

Please make sure Anaconda\DLLs is added to your path variables as well.

DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found., ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found. python - m nltk.downloader popular Traceback (most recent call last): File We've googled around and found several related issues where there� Tensorflow ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found. Tensorflow ImportError: No module named '_pywrap_tensorflow_internal'

For anyone that has the same problem in the future by following Pavel Karateev's advice I was able to solve this. I created a normal conda environment and installed all the packages through anaconda prompt by using e.g. conda -install nltk in the conda virtual environment I had created.

From what I understand the problem was that I had created a venv with PyCharm UI using anaconda as a base which is a big mistake!

ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified module could not be , _api # stanc wrapper ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found. PyStan Version: 2.18.0.0. Python Version: 3.6. TensorFlow 2.1: ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found. #35749 nectario opened this issue Jan 10, 2020 · 16 comments Assignees

Even though the nltk errors are huge, SQLite plays a fair part. sqlite.dll file might be located somewhere, so find it and place it in dlls folder. If there is no such file, download and place it in. It worked for me.

"DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found." trying to , Current Behavior As premise: I did a conda update --all recently, after upgrading conda without any "DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found. ImportError Traceback (most recent call last) defaults nltk 3.3.0 py36_0 defaults nose 1.3.7 py36_2 defaults notebook 5.6.0 py36_0 defaults� "DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found." trying to import from scipy.stats #7720

import nltk    
nltk.download('all')

You need to specified the module. Also see How do I download NLTK data?

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Python Errors in Windows – Christine Osazuwa, “ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found” Solution: Do a normal install, “import nltk”, then run nltk.download(). ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found. During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred: Traceback (most recent call last): File "C:\Users\Elijah\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python35\lib\site-packages\tensorflow\python\pywrap_tensorflow.py", line 41, in

Comments
  • Have you installed sqlite3?
  • The problem is most likely relevant to the known issue in PyCharm youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/PY-27234. Meanwhile, there're multiple things to clarify: which PyCharm version is this? how did you create this virtualenv exactly? which base path was used during the venv creation?
  • It looks like you did create a venv with PyCharm UI using anaconda as a base, which is the sick child of both worlds. You should either create a normal conda environment (and use PyCharm 2019.1 RC to prevent PY-27234) or create a Python virtualenv using interpreter from python.org and ignore conda whatsoever.
  • I can't agree, as the solution you gave was my usual step and still I am getting the same issue.
  • It doesn't work friend. I still get the same exact error.