LINGUIST List 32.1030

Sun Mar 21 2021

Software: Releasing Python-based Dependency Parser and Models for UD

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 18-Mar-2021
From: Annemarie Friedrich <>
Subject: Releasing Python-based Dependency Parser and Models for UD
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Dear all,

we are releasing STEPS, a graph-based parser implemented in Python for basic and enhanced Universal Dependencies. STEPS currently obtains state-of-the-art results on UD treebanks of Arabic, Chinese, Czech, English, Finnish, German, Hindi, Italian, Latvian, and Russian. (More details in our Arxiv pre-print here:
STEPS is free software released under the AGPLv3 license. The source code, as well as download instructions for pre-trained models for 12 languages, is available at

We welcome feedback regarding the usability and performance of the system.

Best Regards,
Stefan Grünewald
(University of Stuttgart & Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence)

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Arabana (ard)

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