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A Python wrapper for the Java Stanford Core NLP tools


This is a fork of stanford-corenlp-python

Edited

  • Update to Stanford CoreNLP v3.2.0
  • Fix many bugs & improve performance
  • Using jsonrpclib for stability and performance
  • Can edit the constants as argument such as Stanford Core NLP directory
  • Adjust parameters not to timeout in high load
  • Fix a problem with long text input by Johannes Castner stanford-corenlp-python
  • Packaging

Requirements

Download and Usage

To use this program you must download and unpack the zip file containing Stanford's CoreNLP package. By default, corenlp.py looks for the Stanford Core NLP folder as a subdirectory of where the script is being run.

In other words:

sudo pip install jsonrpclib pexpect unidecode   # unidecode is optional
git clone https://bitbucket.org/torotoki/corenlp-python.git
  cd corenlp-python
wget http://nlp.stanford.edu/software/stanford-corenlp-full-2013-06-20.zip
unzip stanford-corenlp-full-2013-06-20.zip

Then, to launch a server:

python corenlp/corenlp.py

Optionally, you can specify a host or port:

python corenlp/corenlp.py -H 0.0.0.0 -p 3456

That will run a public JSON-RPC server on port 3456. And you can specify Stanford CoreNLP directory:

python corenlp/corenlp.py -S stanford-corenlp-full-2013-06-20/

Assuming you are running on port 8080 and CoreNLP directory is stanford-corenlp-full-2013-06-20/ in current directory, the code in client.py shows an example parse:

import jsonrpclib
from simplejson import loads
server = jsonrpclib.Server("http://localhost:8080")

result = loads(server.parse("Hello world.  It is so beautiful"))
print "Result", result

That returns a dictionary containing the keys sentences and (when applicable) corefs. The key sentences contains a list of dictionaries for each sentence, which contain parsetree, text, tuples containing the dependencies, and words, containing information about parts of speech, NER, etc:

{u'sentences': [{u'parsetree': u'(ROOT (S (VP (NP (INTJ (UH Hello)) (NP (NN world)))) (. !)))',
                 u'text': u'Hello world!',
                 u'tuples': [[u'dep', u'world', u'Hello'],
                             [u'root', u'ROOT', u'world']],
                 u'words': [[u'Hello',
                             {u'CharacterOffsetBegin': u'0',
                              u'CharacterOffsetEnd': u'5',
                              u'Lemma': u'hello',
                              u'NamedEntityTag': u'O',
                              u'PartOfSpeech': u'UH'}],
                            [u'world',
                             {u'CharacterOffsetBegin': u'6',
                              u'CharacterOffsetEnd': u'11',
                              u'Lemma': u'world',
                              u'NamedEntityTag': u'O',
                              u'PartOfSpeech': u'NN'}],
                            [u'!',
                             {u'CharacterOffsetBegin': u'11',
                              u'CharacterOffsetEnd': u'12',
                              u'Lemma': u'!',
                              u'NamedEntityTag': u'O',
                              u'PartOfSpeech': u'.'}]]},
                {u'parsetree': u'(ROOT (S (NP (PRP It)) (VP (VBZ is) (ADJP (RB so) (JJ beautiful))) (. .)))',
                 u'text': u'It is so beautiful.',
                 u'tuples': [[u'nsubj', u'beautiful', u'It'],
                             [u'cop', u'beautiful', u'is'],
                             [u'advmod', u'beautiful', u'so'],
                             [u'root', u'ROOT', u'beautiful']],
                 u'words': [[u'It',
                             {u'CharacterOffsetBegin': u'14',
                              u'CharacterOffsetEnd': u'16',
                              u'Lemma': u'it',
                              u'NamedEntityTag': u'O',
                              u'PartOfSpeech': u'PRP'}],
                            [u'is',
                             {u'CharacterOffsetBegin': u'17',
                              u'CharacterOffsetEnd': u'19',
                              u'Lemma': u'be',
                              u'NamedEntityTag': u'O',
                              u'PartOfSpeech': u'VBZ'}],
                            [u'so',
                             {u'CharacterOffsetBegin': u'20',
                              u'CharacterOffsetEnd': u'22',
                              u'Lemma': u'so',
                              u'NamedEntityTag': u'O',
                              u'PartOfSpeech': u'RB'}],
                            [u'beautiful',
                             {u'CharacterOffsetBegin': u'23',
                              u'CharacterOffsetEnd': u'32',
                              u'Lemma': u'beautiful',
                              u'NamedEntityTag': u'O',
                              u'PartOfSpeech': u'JJ'}],
                            [u'.',
                             {u'CharacterOffsetBegin': u'32',
                              u'CharacterOffsetEnd': u'33',
                              u'Lemma': u'.',
                              u'NamedEntityTag': u'O',
                              u'PartOfSpeech': u'.'}]]}],
u'coref': [[[[u'It', 1, 0, 0, 1], [u'Hello world', 0, 1, 0, 2]]]]}

Not to use JSON-RPC, load the module instead:

from corenlp import StanfordCoreNLP
corenlp_dir = "stanford-corenlp-full-2013-06-20/"
corenlp = StanfordCoreNLP(corenlp_dir)  # wait a few minutes...
corenlp.parse("Parse it")

If you need to parse long texts (more than 30-50 sentences), you have to use a batch_parse() function. It reads text files from input directory and returns a generator object of dictionaries parsed each file results:

from corenlp import batch_parse
corenlp_dir = "stanford-corenlp-full-2013-06-20/"
raw_text_directory = "sample_raw_text/"
parsed = batch_parse(raw_text_directory, corenlp_dir)  # It returns a generator object
print parsed  #=> [{'coref': ..., 'sentences': ..., 'file_name': 'new_sample.txt'}]

Developer

  • Hiroyoshi Komatsu [hiroyoshi.komat@gmail.com]
  • Johannes Castner [jac2130@columbia.edu]