Word Segmenter for Chinese


WordSegmenterModel-WSM is based on maximum entropy probability model to detect word boundaries in Chinese text. Chinese text is written without white space between the words, and a computer-based application cannot know a priori which sequence of ideograms form a word. In many natural language processing tasks such as part-of-speech (POS) and named entity recognition (NER) require word segmentation as a initial step.

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How to use

word_segmenter = WordSegmenterModel.pretrained("wordseg_ctb9", "zh")        .setInputCols(["sentence"])        .setOutputCol("token")
pipeline = Pipeline(stages=[document_assembler, word_segmenter])
ws_model = pipeline.fit(spark.createDataFrame([[""]]).toDF("text"))
example = spark.createDataFrame(pd.DataFrame({'text': [""从John Snow Labs你好 ""]}))
result = ws_model.transform(example)

val word_segmenter = WordSegmenterModel.pretrained("wordseg_ctb9", "zh")
val pipeline = new Pipeline().setStages(Array(document_assembler, word_segmenter))
val result = pipeline.fit(Seq.empty["从John Snow Labs你好 "].toDS.toDF("text")).transform(data)

import nlu
text = [""从John Snow Labs你好 ""]
token_df = nlu.load('zh.segment_words.ctb9').predict(text)


0        从
1        J
2        o
3        h
4        n
5        S
6        n
7        o
8        w
9     Labs
10       你
11       好
12       !
Name: token, dtype: object

Model Information

Model Name: wordseg_ctb9
Compatibility: Spark NLP 3.0.0+
License: Open Source
Edition: Official
Input Labels: [document]
Output Labels: [words_segmented]
Language: zh