Exploring JavaScript Alternatives for Natural Language Processing

syndu | Oct. 16, 2023, 2:49 p.m.

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Tokenization in JavaScript for Browser environments

While spaCy is a powerful library for Natural Language Processing (NLP), it's written in Python and does not natively support JavaScript or browser environments. However, there are several alternatives for tokenization in JavaScript that you can use directly in the browser. Here are a few:

1. Natural

This is a general natural language toolkit for Node.js. It supports tokenization, stemming, classification, phonetics, tf-idf, WordNet, string similarity, and more.


var natural = require('natural');
var tokenizer = new natural.WordTokenizer();
console.log(tokenizer.tokenize("your sentence here"));

2. franc-min

This is a smaller version of the Franc library, which can detect the language a text is written in.


var franc = require('franc-min');
console.log(franc("your sentence here"));

3. compromise

This is a modest natural-language processing library. It doesn't require the cloud, has no native dependencies, and runs quickly in the browser.


var nlp = require('compromise');
nlp("your sentence here").sentences().out('array');

4. wink-tokenizer

This is a fast tokenizer that can handle emojis, currency symbols, hashtags, and more.


var winkTokenizer = require('wink-tokenizer');
var myTokenizer = winkTokenizer();
console.log(myTokenizer.tokenize("your sentence here"));

Remember to include the relevant script tags in your HTML file if you're running this in the browser, and ensure that the library you're using supports browser environments.

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