The Stanford NLP Group makes parts of our
Natural Language Processing software
available to everyone. These are statistical NLP toolkits for
various major computational linguistics problems, which can be
incorporated into applications with human language technology needs.
These packages are now widely used in industry, academia, and
All the software we distribute here is written in Java. All recent
distributions require Oracle Java 6+ or OpenJDK 7+.
Distribution packages include components for command-line
invocation, jar files, a Java API, and source code. A number of
helpful people have extended our work with bindings or
translations for other languages. As a result, much of this
software can also easily be used from Python (or Jython), Ruby,
Supported software distributions
This code is being developed, and we try to answer questions and
fix bugs on a best-effort basis.
All these software distributions are open source,
licensed under the
General Public License (v2 or later).
Note that this is the full GPL,
which allows many free uses, but
does not allow its incorporation into any type of distributed
even in part or in translation.
Commercial licensing is also available; please contact us if you are interested.
- Stanford CoreNLP
An integrated suite of natural language processing tools for
English and (mainland) Chinese in
Java, including tokenization, part-of-speech tagging, named
entity recognition, parsing, and coreference. See also:
Deterministic Coreference Resolution, and the
demo, and the CoreNLP FAQ.
- Stanford Parser
Implementations of probabilistic natural language
parsers in Java: highly optimized PCFG and dependency parsers,
a lexicalized PCFG parser, and a deep learning reranker. See also:
Online parser demo, the
Stanford Dependencies page,
and Parser FAQ.
- Stanford POS Tagger
A maximum-entropy (CMM) part-of-speech
(POS) tagger for English, Arabic, Chinese, French, and German, in Java.
- Stanford Named Entity Recognizer
A Conditional Random Field sequence
model, together with well-engineered features for Named Entity
Recognition in English, Chinese, and German.
Online NER demo
- Stanford Word Segmenter
A CRF-based word segmenter in Java. Supports Arabic and Chinese.
- Stanford Classifier
A machine learning classifier, with good feature templates for text
categorization. Provides Naive Bayes and a conditional loglinear classifier
(a.k.a., a maximum entropy or multiclass
logistic regression model).
- Tregex, Tsurgeon, and Semgrex
A utility for matching patterns in linguistic trees (following
the tgrep/tgrep2 tradition) and a tree-transformation utility built
on top of this matching language. Also, a similar utility
for matching patterns in dependency graphs.
A state-of-the-art phrase-based machine translation system.
- Stanford EnglishTokenizer
- A fast tokenizer for English text (producing Penn Treebank
- Stanford TokensRegex
- A tool for matching regular expressions over tokens.
- Stanford Temporal Tagger (SUTime)
- A rule-based temporal tagger for English text.
Online SUTime demo,
- Stanford Pattern-based Information Extraction and Diagnostics (SPIED)
- A boostrapped pattern-based entity extraction system.
Other open source software distributions
- Topic Modeling Toolbox (TMT)
A suite of topic modeling tools for social scientists and others
who wish to perform analysis on datasets that have a substantial
textual component. Unfortunately, this software is no
longer developed or supported.
- Stanford Biomedical Event Parser (SBEP)
Biomedical Event Extraction for the BioNLP 2009/2011 shared task.
Binary software distributions
These systems are not available as source code, but only as
compiled Java byte-code and libraries.
- Entailment-based MT evaluation
Software to predict the adequacy of MT system output. The
scoring is based in assessing the quality of entailment
between the system output and the reference translation.
This is software that we at one point distributed. But we
feel either that we are unable to or it isn't useful to maintain it
any more. It's still here in case it's useful, but we won't
answer questions about it.
- FrameNet Reader software
- Support files for reading FrameNet XML files (as they
existed in 2002-03 - FrameNet version 0.75/1.0) into Java
- Simple manual annotation tool
- A simple tool for annotating spans of text with classes
suitable for supervised training of named entity recognition and
information extraction models. Works on plain text and HTML
documents. Click to download
In addition to the documentation for each package, there is also a general FAQ.
If your question is still not answered, the best way to discuss other
topics with Stanford NLP developers and users is by
java-nlp-user mailing list
(via a webpage). You can send licensing questions, or other questions and feedback to
See the email contact guide.