Can I use ctparse for date parsing

As duckling is only supported for its docker image which I can not use for production, I am trying to use ctparse for parsing dates in messages. So, what I am trying to do is extract the date entities as text using RASA NLU and then convert these date text to actual date using ctparse. It kind of work but need quite a lot of training data. Is it possible to use ctparse as part of the pipeline. How can I do that?

You can create a custom component that would use ctparse. Please check the docs here: Custom NLU Components and corresponding blogpost linked there