I am working in a project where I need to identify the object(s) of an English sentence. Is there any tool or work that can help identify the object(s) of a sentence? I will be very grateful for your help.

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    Presumably you're speaking of automatic recognition. There are syntactic tests for direct and indirect objecthood, but they require a native speaker in the decision loop.
    – jlawler
    Nov 20 '13 at 18:39

You'll need a parser to identify objects automatically. There are a few online interfaces to natural language parsers. For example, you could use the Stanford parser (link) and look for "dobj" to find direct objects.

  • It'll never be as good as a trained linguist of course! Probably less expensive than hiring a syntactician though.
    – P Elliott
    Nov 20 '13 at 16:31
  • For one sentence, it's not a problem. And the tests are public knowledge anyway.
    – jlawler
    Nov 20 '13 at 18:40

An alternative to the standford parser is called Freeling, it does a pretty good job but is a bit harder to use.

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