Lingua Franca is our multilingual Natural Language Processing library. It allows Mycroft to both understand and respond with naturally expressed entities such as numbers, dates and times. Stand-alone Python module. Ready-to-use and currently has support for Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish. Heuristic parsing routines to extract numbers, dates, times, or durations from a spoken language transcription. Natural language formatters for numbers, dates, times and durations as well as utilities for working with lists in multiple languages. Can reformat figures so they can be better pronounced by a synthesizer. Extract information from text to use in figuring out what the user wants and grab the stuff needed to do it.