StanfordCoreNLP also has the capacity to add a new annotator by reflection without altering the code in To create a new annotator, extend the class edu.stanford.nlp.pipeline.Annotator and define a constructor with the signature (String, Properties). Then, add the property customAnnotatorClass.FOO=BAR to the properties used to create the pipeline. If FOO is then added to the list of annotators, the class BAR will be created, with the name used to create it and the properties file passed in.