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Are there English language parsers that I can access via web-services, which can return the format of the sentence in real-time? I have looked at the Stanford parser, but wonder what the community recommends. It would also be good to understand the effectiveness of today's parsers.

Also, I would prefer access via web-services rather than local platform.

I currently use Node.js on Linux.

Context

I have a 19yo autistic son (Aspergers), and I want to write a program to help him and others on the spectrum.

What I want is to receive their English sentences, have a web-service parse these sentences, and then formulate a response. That's really all.

  • What do you mean with "the format of the sentence"? – unor Feb 29 '16 at 1:01
  • @unor It seems like the majority of parsers break up the sentence into constituents, so this is fine. I want to essentially create a conversation. – ImTalkingCode Feb 29 '16 at 2:39
  • So, a hosted QA engine? Several answers per question? Anyone can see the QA, answer, post their own questions? Any registration needed? – Nicolas Raoul Feb 29 '16 at 6:56
  • @NicolasRaoul. No, I just need the sentence parsing. Ideally, I would like to send the sentence to some hosted platform which would return the sentence structure based on the constituents (like the Stanford parser works). I will take that sentence structure and (hopefully) return a meaningful response. – ImTalkingCode Feb 29 '16 at 7:08
  • So you will be calling the web service from Node.js right? – Nicolas Raoul Feb 29 '16 at 7:18

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