Light Pipelines

LightPipeline is a Spark NLP specific Pipeline class equivalent to the Spark ML Pipeline. The difference is that it’s execution does not hold to Spark principles, instead it computes everything locally (but in parallel) in order to achieve fast results when dealing with small amounts of data.

This means, we do not input a Spark Dataframe, but a string or an Array of strings instead, to be annotated. To create Light Pipelines, you need to input an already trained (fit) Spark ML Pipeline. It’s transform() stage is converted into annotate() instead.

Converting PipelineModels

For example, the pipeline defined in the last section Setting up your own pipeline can be converted into a LightPipeline:

>>> from sparknlp.base import LightPipeline
>>> light = LightPipeline(
>>> light.annotate("We are very happy about Spark NLP")
{'token': ['We', 'are', 'very', 'happy', 'about', 'Spark', 'NLP']}

Pretrained Light Pipelines

PretrainedPipelines have a LightPipeline component and therefore have an interface for annotate():

>>> from sparknlp.pretrained import PretrainedPipeline
>>> explain_document_pipeline = PretrainedPipeline("explain_document_ml")
explain_document_ml download started this may take some time.
Approx size to download 9.1 MB
>>> explain_document_pipeline.annotate("We are very happy about Spark NLP")
{'document': ['We are very happy about Spark NLP'],
 'lemmas': ['We', 'be', 'very', 'happy', 'about', 'Spark', 'NLP'],
 'pos': ['PRP', 'VBP', 'RB', 'JJ', 'IN', 'NNP', 'NNP'],
 'sentence': ['We are very happy about Spark NLP'],
 'spell': ['We', 'are', 'very', 'happy', 'about', 'Spark', 'NLP'],
 'stems': ['we', 'ar', 'veri', 'happi', 'about', 'spark', 'nlp'],
 'token': ['We', 'are', 'very', 'happy', 'about', 'Spark', 'NLP']}