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Zemberek gRPC Server


Zemberek-NLP provides some of its functions via a remote procedure call framework called gRPC. gRPC is a high performance, open-source universal RPC framework. Once Zemberek-NLP gRPC server is started, other applications can access remote services natively via automatically generated client libraries. gRPC supports many languages out of the box such as Java, Python, C++, C#, Node.js etc.

Initially only a limited number of functions are available and only Python client library is provided.

All remote API is subject to change without notice until version 1.0.0.

Running the gRPC server.

For starting the gRPC server, use zemberek-full.jar and run:

java -jar zemberek-full.jar StartGrpcServer

By default, it will start serving via port 6789. User can change the port with --port parameter.

Remote API

gRPC remote services are defined in protocol buffers 3 Interface Definition Language (IDL). For example, for language identification (simplified):

message LanguageIdRequest {
  string input = 1;

message LanguageIdResponse {
  string langId = 1;

service LanguageIdService {
  rpc Detect (LanguageIdRequest) returns (LanguageIdResponse);

For accessing remote API from Python, you need to install grpc related libraries.

pip install grpcio-tools
pip install googleapis-common-protos  

then, go to distributions page and desired version directory. Download the grpc-python.tar.gz file. Extrac it, copy zemberek-grpc folder to [project]/zemberek-grpc

#!/usr/bin/env python
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-

import grpc

import zemberek_grpc.language_id_pb2 as z_langid
import zemberek_grpc.language_id_pb2_grpc as z_langid_g

channel = grpc.insecure_channel('localhost:6789')

langid_stub = z_langid_g.LanguageIdServiceStub(channel)

def find_lang_id(i):
    response = langid_stub.Detect(language_id_pb2.LangIdRequest(input=i))
    return response.langId

def run():
    lang_detect_input = 'merhaba dünya'
    lang_id = find_lang_id(lang_detect_input)
    print("Language of [" + lang_detect_input.decode("utf-8") + "] is: " + lang_id)
if __name__ == '__main__':

For a full example check zemberek_client_text.py file in downloaded content or from here .