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import sys
import pyvw
class SequenceLabeler(pyvw.SearchTask):
def __init__(self, vw, sch, num_actions):
# you must must must initialize the parent class
# this will automatically store self.sch <- sch, self.vw <- vw
pyvw.SearchTask.__init__(self, vw, sch, num_actions)
# you can test program options with sch.po_exists
# and get their values with sch.po_get -> string and
# sch.po_get_int -> int
if sch.po_exists('search'):
print 'found --search'
print '--search value =', sch.po_get('search'), ', type =', type(sch.po_get('search'))
# set whatever options you want
def _run(self, sentence): # it's called _run to remind you that you shouldn't call it directly!
output = []
for n in range(len(sentence)):
pos,word = sentence[n]
# use "" to guarantee that the example is finished properly
with self.vw.example({'w': [word]}) as ex:
pred = self.sch.predict(examples=ex, my_tag=n+1, oracle=pos, condition=(n,'p'))
return output
# wow! your data can be ANY type you want... does NOT have to be VW examples
DET = 1
NOUN = 2
VERB = 3
ADJ = 4
my_dataset = [ [(DET , 'the'),
(NOUN, 'monster'),
(VERB, 'ate'),
(DET , 'a'),
(ADJ , 'big'),
(NOUN, 'sandwich')],
[(DET , 'the'),
(NOUN, 'sandwich'),
(VERB, 'was'),
(ADJ , 'tasty')],
[(NOUN, 'it'),
(VERB, 'ate'),
(NOUN, 'it'),
(ADJ , 'all')] ]
# initialize VW as usual, but use 'hook' as the search_task
vw = pyvw.vw("--search 4 --quiet --search_task hook --ring_size 1024")
# tell VW to construct your search task object
sequenceLabeler = vw.init_search_task(SequenceLabeler)
# train it on the above dataset ten times; the my_dataset.__iter__ feeds into _run above
print >>sys.stderr, 'training!'
for i in xrange(10):
# now see the predictions on a test sentence
print >>sys.stderr, 'predicting!'
print sequenceLabeler.predict( [(0,w) for w in "the sandwich ate a monster".split()] )
print 'should have printed: [1, 2, 3, 1, 2]'