cannot add new recipe

(Luca) #1

I’m trying to add a new receipe to do text tagging and I’ve written (copy-pasted from the example about sentiments) something like:

    import prodigy
from prodigy.components.loaders import JSONL

                file_path=("Path to texts", "positional", None, str))
def sentiment(dataset, file_path):
    """Annotate the sentiment of texts using different mood options."""
    stream = JSONL(file_path)  # load in the JSONL file
    # stream = add_options(stream)  # add options to each task

    return {
        'dataset': dataset,  # save annotations in this dataset
        'view_id': 'ner_manual',  # use the choice interface
        'stream': stream,

Then when trying to import it I got this criptic message:

(pyscript) Lucas-MacBook-Pro:prodigy-preprocessing lfoppiano$ prodigy superconductor-material-recipe supercon1 -h

  ✨  ERROR: Can't find recipe or command

Any idea?

Thank you in advance


(Ines Montani) #2

I think the problem here is that you need to use the -F option on the command line to point to the recipe file. For example, like this:

prodigy superconductor-material-recipe supercon1 -F

If a recipe path is provided via the -F argument, Prodigy will try to load the recipe from that file. If not, it’ll look in the built-in recipes and raise an error if it can’t find a recipe of the given name – which seems to have happened in your case.


(Luca) #3

Hi Ines and thanks for your answer
I did tried that already and the answer was:

(pyscript) Lucas-MacBook-Pro:prodigy-preprocessing lfoppiano$ prodigy superconductor-material-recipe supercon1 -F
usage: prodigy superconductor-material-recipe [-h] dataset file_path
prodigy superconductor-material-recipe: error: the following arguments are required: file_path
(pyscript) Lucas-MacBook-Pro:prodigy-preprocessing lfoppiano$ 

The receipt is in the directory:

(pyscript) Lucas-MacBook-Pro:prodigy-preprocessing lfoppiano$ ls -lh 
-rw-r--r--  1 lfoppiano  staff   634B Mar  4 18:09

the prodigy version looks correct:

(pyscript) Lucas-MacBook-Pro:prodigy-preprocessing lfoppiano$ pip list | grep prodigy
prodigy           1.7.1     
(pyscript) Lucas-MacBook-Pro:prodigy-preprocessing lfoppiano$ 

moreover the helper menu doesn’t really have any info about new recipes:

(pyscript) Lucas-MacBook-Pro:prodigy-preprocessing lfoppiano$ prodigy --help

  ✨  Available recipes:
  ner.match, ner.teach, ner.manual, ner.make-gold, ner.eval, ner.eval-ab,
  ner.batch-train, ner.train-curve, ner.print-best, ner.print-stream,
  ner.print-dataset,, ner.iob-to-gold

  textcat.teach, textcat.batch-train, textcat.train-curve, textcat.eval,
  textcat.print-stream, textcat.print-dataset

  dep.teach, dep.batch-train, dep.train-curve, compare, pos.teach,
  pos.make-gold, pos.batch-train, pos.train-curve,,
  terms.train-vectors, terms.teach,, mark, image.manual,

  ✨  Available commands:
  dataset, drop, stats, pipe, db-in, db-out

Is there a way to get more information from the output response of the application?



(Luca) #4

I have found a solution, which I’m not sure is the right one…

superconductor-material-recipe supercon1 output.json.text-0.json -F

so we have to specify also the text we want to apply our recipe, is that correct?

This bring me to another topic I’ve opened a specific thread for: prodigy use case for annotation having pre-annotated text

I have a question though, how should the recipe be modified if I want the single annotations to be shown and corrected? How could I add them in the recipe?


(Ines Montani) #5

The recipe can define any arguments that you can then pass through via the command line. This completely up to you. In your custom recipe, you’ve defined two arguments: the dataset and the file_path. See here:

                file_path=("Path to texts", "positional", None, str))
def sentiment(dataset, file_path):

So on the command line, the recipe then expects you to pass in those two arguments.