update of udpipe

July 24, 2019
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I’m happy to announce that the R package udpipe was updated recently on CRAN. CRAN now hosts version 0.8.3 of udpipe. The main features incorporated in the update include

  • parallel NLP annotation across your CPU cores
  • default models now use models trained on Universal Dependencies 2.4, allowing to do annotation in 64 languages, based on 94 treebanks from Universal Dependencies. We now have models built on afrikaans-afribooms, ancient_greek-perseus, ancient_greek-proiel, arabic-padt, armenian-armtdp, basque-bdt, belarusian-hse, bulgarian-btb, buryat-bdt, catalan-ancora, chinese-gsd, classical_chinese-kyoto, coptic-scriptorium, croatian-set, czech-cac, czech-cltt, czech-fictree, czech-pdt, danish-ddt, dutch-alpino, dutch-lassysmall, english-ewt, english-gum, english-lines, english-partut, estonian-edt, estonian-ewt, finnish-ftb, finnish-tdt, french-gsd, french-partut, french-sequoia, french-spoken, galician-ctg, galician-treegal, german-gsd, gothic-proiel, greek-gdt, hebrew-htb, hindi-hdtb, hungarian-szeged, indonesian-gsd, irish-idt, italian-isdt, italian-partut, italian-postwita, italian-vit, japanese-gsd, kazakh-ktb, korean-gsd, korean-kaist, kurmanji-mg, latin-ittb, latin-perseus, latin-proiel, latvian-lvtb, lithuanian-alksnis, lithuanian-hse, maltese-mudt, marathi-ufal, north_sami-giella, norwegian-bokmaal, norwegian-nynorsk, norwegian-nynorsklia, old_church_slavonic-proiel, old_french-srcmf, old_russian-torot, persian-seraji, polish-lfg, polish-pdb, polish-sz, portuguese-bosque, portuguese-br, portuguese-gsd, romanian-nonstandard, romanian-rrt, russian-gsd, russian-syntagrus, russian-taiga, sanskrit-ufal, serbian-set, slovak-snk, slovenian-ssj, slovenian-sst, spanish-ancora, spanish-gsd, swedish-lines, swedish-talbanken, tamil-ttb, telugu-mtg, turkish-imst, ukrainian-iu, upper_sorbian-ufal, urdu-udtb, uyghur-udt, vietnamese-vtb, wolof-wtb
  • some fixes as indicated in the NEWS file

How does parallel NLP annotation looks like right now? Let’s do some annotation in French.

library(udpipe)
data("brussels_reviews", package = "udpipe")
x <- subset(brussels_reviews, language %in% "fr")
x <- data.frame(doc_id = x$id, text = x$feedback, stringsAsFactors = FALSE)
anno <- udpipe(x, "french-gsd", parallel.cores = 1, trace = 100)
anno <- udpipe(x, "french-gsd", parallel.cores = 4) ## this will be 4 times as fast if you have 4 CPU cores
View(anno)

docusaurus udpipe

Note that udpipe particularly works great in combination with the following R packages

And nothing stops you from using R packages tm / tidytext / quanteda or text2vec alongside it!

Upcoming training schedule

If you want to know more, come attend the course on text mining with R or text mining with Python. Here is a list of scheduled upcoming public courses which BNOSAC is providing each year at the KULeuven in Belgium.

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