A framework for building semantic parsers (including neural module networks) with AllenNLP, built by the authors of AllenNLP
allennlp-semparse is available on PyPI. You can install through
pip install allennlp-semparse
- Grammar-based decoding models, following the parser originally introduced in Neural Semantic Parsing with Type Constraints for Semi-Structured Tables. The models that are currently checked in are all based on this parser, applied to various datasets.
- Neural module networks. We don't have models checked in for this yet, but
DomainLanguagesupports defining them, and we will add some models to the repo once papers go through peer review. The code is slow (batching is hard), but it works.
Coming sometime in the future... You can look at this old
but the part about using NLTK to define a grammar is outdated. Now you can use
define a python executor, and we analyze the type annotations in the functions in that executor to
automatically infer a grammar for you. It is much easier to use than it used to be. Until we get
around to writing a better tutorial for this, the best way to get started using this is to look at
some examples. The simplest is the Arithmetic
DomainLanguage test (there's also a bit of description in the
After looking at those, you can look at more complex (real) examples in the
Note that the executor you define can have learned parameters, making it a neural module network.
The best place to get an example of that is currently this unfinished implementation of N2NMNs on
We'll have more examples of doing this in the not-too-distant future.