Franck Dernoncourt Franck Dernoncourt - 1 year ago 104
Python Question

pycorenlp: "CoreNLP request timed out. Your document may be too long"

I'm trying to run pycorenlp on a long text and get an

CoreNLP request timed out. Your document may be too long
error message. How to fix it? Is there any way to increase Stanford CoreNLP's timed out?

I don't want to segment the text into smaller texts.

Here is the code I use:

from pycorenlp import StanfordCoreNLP
import pprint

if __name__ == '__main__':
nlp = StanfordCoreNLP('http://localhost:9000')
fp = open("long_text.txt")
text =
output = nlp.annotate(text, properties={
'annotators': 'tokenize,ssplit,pos,depparse,parse',
'outputFormat': 'json'
pp = pprint.PrettyPrinter(indent=4)

The Stanford Core NLP Server was launched using:

java -mx4g -cp "*" edu.stanford.nlp.pipeline.StanfordCoreNLPServer 9000

Answer Source

You can add 'timeout': '50000' (unit is ms) in the properties dictionary:

output = nlp.annotate(text, properties={
    'timeout': '50000',
    'annotators': 'tokenize,ssplit,pos,depparse,parse',
    'outputFormat': 'json'

Otherwise, you can launch the Stanford Core NLP Server specifying the timeout:

java -mx4g -cp "*" edu.stanford.nlp.pipeline.StanfordCoreNLPServer -port 9001 -timeout 40000

(The documentation doesn't mention the timeout parameter, maybe they forgot to add it, it's at least present in stanford-corenlp-full-2015-12-09, a.k.a. 3.6.0., which is the latest public release)