End-to-End Example: MeCab

This section demonstrates how to customize the Cloudera Data Science Workbench base engine image to include the MeCab (a Japanese text tokenizer) library.

This is a sample Dockerfile that adds MeCab to the Cloudera Data Science Workbench base image.
# Dockerfile

FROM docker.repository.cloudera.com/cdsw/engine:8
RUN apt-get update && \
    apt-get install -y -q mecab \
                          libmecab-dev \
                          mecab-ipadic-utf8 && \
    apt-get clean && \
    rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/*
RUN cd /tmp && \
    git clone --depth 1 https://github.com/neologd/mecab-ipadic-neologd.git && \
    /tmp/mecab-ipadic-neologd/bin/install-mecab-ipadic-neologd -y -n -p /var/lib/mecab/dic/neologd && \
    rm -rf /tmp/mecab-ipadic-neologd
RUN pip install --upgrade pip
RUN pip install mecab-python==0.996

To use this image on your Cloudera Data Science Workbench project, perform the following steps.

  1. Build a new image with the Dockerfile.
    docker build --network=host -t <company-registry>/user/cdsw-mecab:latest . -f Dockerfile
  2. Push the image to your company's Docker registry.
    docker push <your-company-registry>/user/cdsw-mecab:latest
  3. Whitelist the image, <your-company-registry>/user/cdsw-mecab:latest. Only a site administrator can do this.
    Go to Admin > Engines and add <company-registry>/user/cdsw-mecab:latest to the list of whitelisted engine images.


  4. Ask a project administrator to set the new image as the default for your project.
    Go to the project Settings, click Engines, and select company-registry/user/cdsw-mecab:latest from the dropdown.


    You should now be able to run this project on the customized MeCab engine.