[Corpora-List] SyntaxNet dependency parser on mobile

Bernard Bou 1313ou at gmail.com
Sat Dec 15 08:27:10 CET 2018

Dependency parsing : GrammarScope brings Google's SyntaxNet ML to the mobile.

The free app infers dependency parses of natural language sentences and offers visualisation (both graph and text). AFAIK it's a first!

It uses Google's SyntaxNet framework, based on Tensorflow deep-learning core.

It works on middle to high-end Android phones, exclusively relying on onboard computing power (no internet connection) and is brisk enough (see screencast). For the record, I tested on a S7 that doesn't have neural chips.

It's not intended to process whole texts and has SyntaxNet's limitation of working at sentence level, though I added OpenNLP's Sentence Boundary Detection for English and French.

Currently it supports the different flavours of English models, French as builtin languages but extra ready-to-use trained models can be downloaded to be used within the app : Chinese, Hindi, Urdu, Spanish and German. The set can be easily extended to encompass the 70 languages available at universaldependencies.org . The models now available are those to be found as the Parseysaurus baselines in the Conll17 shared task.

It's free for the linguist to use: enjoy!


See also the real-time screencast: https://youtu.be/wQPX0MV1dko


There exist - an earlier stripped-down version under the name MySyntaxNet (they share some code) - a GrammarScope desktop app of the same name but based on Stanford's CoreNLP as its core (they share no code).

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