Source code for nltk.tbl.demo

# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
# Natural Language Toolkit: Transformation-based learning
# Copyright (C) 2001-2017 NLTK Project
# Author: Marcus Uneson <>
#   based on previous (nltk2) version by
#   Christopher Maloof, Edward Loper, Steven Bird
# URL: <>
# For license information, see  LICENSE.TXT

from __future__ import print_function, absolute_import, division
import os
import pickle

import random
import time

from nltk.corpus import treebank

from nltk.tbl import error_list, Template
from nltk.tag.brill import Word, Pos
from nltk.tag import BrillTaggerTrainer, RegexpTagger, UnigramTagger

[docs]def demo(): """ Run a demo with defaults. See source comments for details, or docstrings of any of the more specific demo_* functions. """ postag()
[docs]def demo_repr_rule_format(): """ Exemplify repr(Rule) (see also str(Rule) and Rule.format("verbose")) """ postag(ruleformat="repr")
[docs]def demo_str_rule_format(): """ Exemplify repr(Rule) (see also str(Rule) and Rule.format("verbose")) """ postag(ruleformat="str")
[docs]def demo_verbose_rule_format(): """ Exemplify Rule.format("verbose") """ postag(ruleformat="verbose")
[docs]def demo_multiposition_feature(): """ The feature/s of a template takes a list of positions relative to the current word where the feature should be looked for, conceptually joined by logical OR. For instance, Pos([-1, 1]), given a value V, will hold whenever V is found one step to the left and/or one step to the right. For contiguous ranges, a 2-arg form giving inclusive end points can also be used: Pos(-3, -1) is the same as the arg below. """ postag(templates=[Template(Pos([-3,-2,-1]))])
[docs]def demo_multifeature_template(): """ Templates can have more than a single feature. """ postag(templates=[Template(Word([0]), Pos([-2,-1]))])
[docs]def demo_template_statistics(): """ Show aggregate statistics per template. Little used templates are candidates for deletion, much used templates may possibly be refined. Deleting unused templates is mostly about saving time and/or space: training is basically O(T) in the number of templates T (also in terms of memory usage, which often will be the limiting factor). """ postag(incremental_stats=True, template_stats=True)
[docs]def demo_generated_templates(): """ Template.expand and Feature.expand are class methods facilitating generating large amounts of templates. See their documentation for details. Note: training with 500 templates can easily fill all available even on relatively small corpora """ wordtpls = Word.expand([-1,0,1], [1,2], excludezero=False) tagtpls = Pos.expand([-2,-1,0,1], [1,2], excludezero=True) templates = list(Template.expand([wordtpls, tagtpls], combinations=(1,3))) print("Generated {0} templates for transformation-based learning".format(len(templates))) postag(templates=templates, incremental_stats=True, template_stats=True)
[docs]def demo_learning_curve(): """ Plot a learning curve -- the contribution on tagging accuracy of the individual rules. Note: requires matplotlib """ postag(incremental_stats=True, separate_baseline_data=True, learning_curve_output="learningcurve.png")
[docs]def demo_error_analysis(): """ Writes a file with context for each erroneous word after tagging testing data """ postag(error_output="errors.txt")
[docs]def demo_serialize_tagger(): """ Serializes the learned tagger to a file in pickle format; reloads it and validates the process. """ postag(serialize_output="tagger.pcl")
[docs]def demo_high_accuracy_rules(): """ Discard rules with low accuracy. This may hurt performance a bit, but will often produce rules which are more interesting read to a human. """ postag(num_sents=3000, min_acc=0.96, min_score=10)
[docs]def postag( templates=None, tagged_data=None, num_sents=1000, max_rules=300, min_score=3, min_acc=None, train=0.8, trace=3, randomize=False, ruleformat="str", incremental_stats=False, template_stats=False, error_output=None, serialize_output=None, learning_curve_output=None, learning_curve_take=300, baseline_backoff_tagger=None, separate_baseline_data=False, cache_baseline_tagger=None): """ Brill Tagger Demonstration :param templates: how many sentences of training and testing data to use :type templates: list of Template :param tagged_data: maximum number of rule instances to create :type tagged_data: C{int} :param num_sents: how many sentences of training and testing data to use :type num_sents: C{int} :param max_rules: maximum number of rule instances to create :type max_rules: C{int} :param min_score: the minimum score for a rule in order for it to be considered :type min_score: C{int} :param min_acc: the minimum score for a rule in order for it to be considered :type min_acc: C{float} :param train: the fraction of the the corpus to be used for training (1=all) :type train: C{float} :param trace: the level of diagnostic tracing output to produce (0-4) :type trace: C{int} :param randomize: whether the training data should be a random subset of the corpus :type randomize: C{bool} :param ruleformat: rule output format, one of "str", "repr", "verbose" :type ruleformat: C{str} :param incremental_stats: if true, will tag incrementally and collect stats for each rule (rather slow) :type incremental_stats: C{bool} :param template_stats: if true, will print per-template statistics collected in training and (optionally) testing :type template_stats: C{bool} :param error_output: the file where errors will be saved :type error_output: C{string} :param serialize_output: the file where the learned tbl tagger will be saved :type serialize_output: C{string} :param learning_curve_output: filename of plot of learning curve(s) (train and also test, if available) :type learning_curve_output: C{string} :param learning_curve_take: how many rules plotted :type learning_curve_take: C{int} :param baseline_backoff_tagger: the file where rules will be saved :type baseline_backoff_tagger: tagger :param separate_baseline_data: use a fraction of the training data exclusively for training baseline :type separate_baseline_data: C{bool} :param cache_baseline_tagger: cache baseline tagger to this file (only interesting as a temporary workaround to get deterministic output from the baseline unigram tagger between python versions) :type cache_baseline_tagger: C{string} Note on separate_baseline_data: if True, reuse training data both for baseline and rule learner. This is fast and fine for a demo, but is likely to generalize worse on unseen data. Also cannot be sensibly used for learning curves on training data (the baseline will be artificially high). """ # defaults baseline_backoff_tagger = baseline_backoff_tagger or REGEXP_TAGGER if templates is None: from nltk.tag.brill import describe_template_sets, brill24 # some pre-built template sets taken from typical systems or publications are # available. Print a list with describe_template_sets() # for instance: templates = brill24() (training_data, baseline_data, gold_data, testing_data) = \ _demo_prepare_data(tagged_data, train, num_sents, randomize, separate_baseline_data) # creating (or reloading from cache) a baseline tagger (unigram tagger) # this is just a mechanism for getting deterministic output from the baseline between # python versions if cache_baseline_tagger: if not os.path.exists(cache_baseline_tagger): baseline_tagger = UnigramTagger(baseline_data, backoff=baseline_backoff_tagger) with open(cache_baseline_tagger, 'w') as print_rules: pickle.dump(baseline_tagger, print_rules) print("Trained baseline tagger, pickled it to {0}".format(cache_baseline_tagger)) with open(cache_baseline_tagger, "r") as print_rules: baseline_tagger= pickle.load(print_rules) print("Reloaded pickled tagger from {0}".format(cache_baseline_tagger)) else: baseline_tagger = UnigramTagger(baseline_data, backoff=baseline_backoff_tagger) print("Trained baseline tagger") if gold_data: print(" Accuracy on test set: {0:0.4f}".format(baseline_tagger.evaluate(gold_data))) # creating a Brill tagger tbrill = time.time() trainer = BrillTaggerTrainer(baseline_tagger, templates, trace, ruleformat=ruleformat) print("Training tbl tagger...") brill_tagger = trainer.train(training_data, max_rules, min_score, min_acc) print("Trained tbl tagger in {0:0.2f} seconds".format(time.time() - tbrill)) if gold_data: print(" Accuracy on test set: %.4f" % brill_tagger.evaluate(gold_data)) # printing the learned rules, if learned silently if trace == 1: print("\nLearned rules: ") for (ruleno, rule) in enumerate(brill_tagger.rules(),1): print("{0:4d} {1:s}".format(ruleno, rule.format(ruleformat))) # printing template statistics (optionally including comparison with the training data) # note: if not separate_baseline_data, then baseline accuracy will be artificially high if incremental_stats: print("Incrementally tagging the test data, collecting individual rule statistics") (taggedtest, teststats) = brill_tagger.batch_tag_incremental(testing_data, gold_data) print(" Rule statistics collected") if not separate_baseline_data: print("WARNING: train_stats asked for separate_baseline_data=True; the baseline " "will be artificially high") trainstats = brill_tagger.train_stats() if template_stats: brill_tagger.print_template_statistics(teststats) if learning_curve_output: _demo_plot(learning_curve_output, teststats, trainstats, take=learning_curve_take) print("Wrote plot of learning curve to {0}".format(learning_curve_output)) else: print("Tagging the test data") taggedtest = brill_tagger.tag_sents(testing_data) if template_stats: brill_tagger.print_template_statistics() # writing error analysis to file if error_output is not None: with open(error_output, 'w') as f: f.write('Errors for Brill Tagger %r\n\n' % serialize_output) f.write(u'\n'.join(error_list(gold_data, taggedtest)).encode('utf-8') + '\n') print("Wrote tagger errors including context to {0}".format(error_output)) # serializing the tagger to a pickle file and reloading (just to see it works) if serialize_output is not None: taggedtest = brill_tagger.tag_sents(testing_data) with open(serialize_output, 'w') as print_rules: pickle.dump(brill_tagger, print_rules) print("Wrote pickled tagger to {0}".format(serialize_output)) with open(serialize_output, "r") as print_rules: brill_tagger_reloaded = pickle.load(print_rules) print("Reloaded pickled tagger from {0}".format(serialize_output)) taggedtest_reloaded = brill_tagger.tag_sents(testing_data) if taggedtest == taggedtest_reloaded: print("Reloaded tagger tried on test set, results identical") else: print("PROBLEM: Reloaded tagger gave different results on test set")
def _demo_prepare_data(tagged_data, train, num_sents, randomize, separate_baseline_data): # train is the proportion of data used in training; the rest is reserved # for testing. if tagged_data is None: print("Loading tagged data from treebank... ") tagged_data = treebank.tagged_sents() if num_sents is None or len(tagged_data) <= num_sents: num_sents = len(tagged_data) if randomize: random.seed(len(tagged_data)) random.shuffle(tagged_data) cutoff = int(num_sents * train) training_data = tagged_data[:cutoff] gold_data = tagged_data[cutoff:num_sents] testing_data = [[t[0] for t in sent] for sent in gold_data] if not separate_baseline_data: baseline_data = training_data else: bl_cutoff = len(training_data) // 3 (baseline_data, training_data) = (training_data[:bl_cutoff], training_data[bl_cutoff:]) (trainseqs, traintokens) = corpus_size(training_data) (testseqs, testtokens) = corpus_size(testing_data) (bltrainseqs, bltraintokens) = corpus_size(baseline_data) print("Read testing data ({0:d} sents/{1:d} wds)".format(testseqs, testtokens)) print("Read training data ({0:d} sents/{1:d} wds)".format(trainseqs, traintokens)) print("Read baseline data ({0:d} sents/{1:d} wds) {2:s}".format( bltrainseqs, bltraintokens, "" if separate_baseline_data else "[reused the training set]")) return (training_data, baseline_data, gold_data, testing_data) def _demo_plot(learning_curve_output, teststats, trainstats=None, take=None): testcurve = [teststats['initialerrors']] for rulescore in teststats['rulescores']: testcurve.append(testcurve[-1] - rulescore) testcurve = [1 - x/teststats['tokencount'] for x in testcurve[:take]] traincurve = [trainstats['initialerrors']] for rulescore in trainstats['rulescores']: traincurve.append(traincurve[-1] - rulescore) traincurve = [1 - x/trainstats['tokencount'] for x in traincurve[:take]] import matplotlib.pyplot as plt r = list(range(len(testcurve))) plt.plot(r, testcurve, r, traincurve) plt.axis([None, None, None, 1.0]) plt.savefig(learning_curve_output) NN_CD_TAGGER = RegexpTagger( [(r'^-?[0-9]+(.[0-9]+)?$', 'CD'), (r'.*', 'NN')]) REGEXP_TAGGER = RegexpTagger( [(r'^-?[0-9]+(.[0-9]+)?$', 'CD'), # cardinal numbers (r'(The|the|A|a|An|an)$', 'AT'), # articles (r'.*able$', 'JJ'), # adjectives (r'.*ness$', 'NN'), # nouns formed from adjectives (r'.*ly$', 'RB'), # adverbs (r'.*s$', 'NNS'), # plural nouns (r'.*ing$', 'VBG'), # gerunds (r'.*ed$', 'VBD'), # past tense verbs (r'.*', 'NN') # nouns (default) ])
[docs]def corpus_size(seqs): return (len(seqs), sum(len(x) for x in seqs))
if __name__ == '__main__': demo_learning_curve()