What is Juman++

A new morphological analyser that considers semantic plausibility of word sequences by using a recurrent neural network language model (RNNLM). Version 2 has better accuracy and greatly (>250x) improved analysis speed than the original Juman++.

Build Status


System Requirements

Read this document for CentOS and RHEL derivatives or non-CMake alternatives.

Building from a package

Download the package from Releases

Important: The download should be around 300 MB. If it is not you have probably downloaded a source snapshot which does not contain a model.

$ tar xf jumanpp-<version>.tar.xz # decompress the package
$ cd jumanpp-<version> # move into the directory
$ mkdir bld # make a subdirectory for build
$ cd bld
$ cmake .. \
  -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release \ # you want to do this for performance
  -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=<prefix> # where to install Juman++
$ make install -j<parallelism>

Building from git

Important: Only the package distribution contains a pretrained model and can be used for analysis. The current git version is not compatible with the models of 2.0-rc1 and 2.0-rc2.

$ mkdir cmake-build-dir # CMake does not support in-source builds
$ cd cmake-build-dir
$ cmake ..
$ make # -j


Quick start

% echo "魅力がたっぷりと詰まっている" | jumanpp
魅力 みりょく 魅力 名詞 6 普通名詞 1 * 0 * 0 "代表表記:魅力/みりょく カテゴリ:抽象物"
が が が 助詞 9 格助詞 1 * 0 * 0 NIL
たっぷり たっぷり たっぷり 副詞 8 * 0 * 0 * 0 "自動認識"
と と と 助詞 9 格助詞 1 * 0 * 0 NIL
詰まって つまって 詰まる 動詞 2 * 0 子音動詞ラ行 10 タ系連用テ形 14 "代表表記:詰まる/つまる ドメイン:料理・食事 自他動詞:他:詰める/つめる"
いる いる いる 接尾辞 14 動詞性接尾辞 7 母音動詞 1 基本形 2 "代表表記:いる/いる"

Main options

usage: jumanpp [options] 
  -s, --specifics              lattice format output (unsigned int [=5])
  --beam <int>                 set local beam width used in analysis (unsigned int [=5])
  -v, --version                print version
  -h, --help                   print this message
  --model <file>               specify a model location

Use --help to see more options.


JUMAN++ can handle only utf-8 encoded text as an input. Lines beginning with # will be interpreted as comments.



You can play around our web demo which displays a subset of the whole lattice. The demo still uses v1 but, it will be updated to v2 soon.

Extracting diffs caused by beam configurations

You can see sentences in which two different beam configurations produce different analyses. A src/jumandic/jpp_jumandic_pathdiff binary (source) (relative to a compilation root) does it. The only Jumandic-specific thing here is the usage of code-generated linear model inference.

Use the binary as jpp_jumandic_pathdiff <model> <input> > <output>.

Outputs would be in the partial annotation format with a full beam results being the actual tags and trimmed beam results being written as comments.


# scores: -0.602687 -1.20004
# 子がい        pos:名詞        subpos:普通名詞 <------- trimmed beam result
# S-ID:w201007-0080605751-6 COUNT:2
        子      pos:名詞        subpos:普通名詞 <------- full beam result
        が      pos:助詞        subpos:格助詞
        い      baseform:いる   conjtype:母音動詞       pos:動詞        conjform:基本連用形

Partial Annotation Tool

We also have a partial annotation tool. Please see https://github.com/eiennohito/nlp-tools-demo for details.

Performance Notes

To get the best performance, you need to build with extended instruction sets. If you are planning to use Juman++ only locally, specify -DCMAKE_CXX_FLAGS="-march=native".

Works best on Intel Haswell and newer processors (because of FMA and BMI instruction set extensions).

Using Juman++ to create your own Morphological Analyzer

Juman++ is a general tool. It does not depend on Jumandic or Japanese Language (albeit there are some Japanese-specific functionality). See this tutorial project which shows how to implement a something similar to a T9 text input for the case when there are no word boundaries in the input text.

Publications and Slides

If you use Juman++ V1 in academic setting, then please cite the first work (EMNLP2015). If you use Juman++ V2, then please cite both the first and the fourth (EMNLP2018) papers.



The list of all libraries used by JUMAN++ is here.


This is a branch for the Juman++ rewrite. The original version lives in the legacy branch.