Parsey McParseface

The world’s most accurate open source parser

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Chris Messina — 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
This better be at the top of PH tomorrow if only for the name.

I mean, the tech is also stupidly cool too.

Fraser Smith — Software Developer, Shanghai, China
@chrismessina Already up-voted for precisely that reason. Now, I guess I'd better check what it is.
Nonaps Ferdaddy — All Around Good Guy
@chrismessina : now the people of England have a new name to rally behind (R.I.P. Boaty McBoatface)
Matt Burns — VP Growth @
@chrismessina this is huge for NLU
Blaine Hatab — Co-founder, Open Minded Innovations
@chrismessina What is this supposed to mean?? If it's goal was to make me feel like I have no idea what this does, mission accomplished.

I am actually curious though, is this in the machine learning field, NLP, or something like that?
Ryan Hoover — Founder, Product Hunt
Upvoted for the name.

What does this do?

Iz — Founder
@rrhoover I'm not 100% sure, but:

I remember doing a developer test for a job where I had to write a program to parse input text and deduce the language in which the text is written.

I think this library makes the bulk of the work for a program, as such, much easier (though need to look into it deeper to confirm that).

I'm guessing this is super useful for translating texts, knowing what a webpage is all about, etc. Love it. It's libraries like these that open the doors for everyday product applications....

What do you think this could be applied to?

The name is amazingly cool!
Motoki Wu — cofounder / data science @foxtype
This is a syntax parser made by Google. It's very useful for natural language processing tasks.

For example the sentence: "the dog ate my homework."

"dog" is the subject of the predicate "eat" and "homework" is the object.

There are many other open source solutions such as SpaCy:

Amazing how the Google name and the name of the tool can boost upvotes :P
Shana Carp — cofounder, bayesianwitch
@plusepsilon I waited a bit to comment on this (mixture of being very sick with the Cold-flu and wanted to talk to my fiance, who is doing applied Nlp research now, first)
There are apparently problems with it depending on the type of source data, it's quality, and structure. There may be some other more esoteric problems with it as well. That's more complicated and not something I'm going to talk about in public.
What's your math vs engineering background and email. I'll send a pm explaining
Same to you @chrismessina
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