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From Jörn Kottmann <kottm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Apache cTAKES > cTAKES 3.1 User Install Guide
Date Wed, 18 Sep 2013 19:36:17 GMT
On 09/18/2013 08:59 PM, Karthik Sarma wrote:
> I would imagine that ctakes would run fine on a non-english OS
> configuration... java is supposed to be good at taking care of that (of
> course, unless we introduce internationalized strings, it'd remain in
> english). I agree with James that the best guess is processing non-English
> text. UMLS has some non-English language dictionaries, but I suspect that
> some of the components wouldn't internationalize very well in some cases
> (i.e. RTL languages in general, LVG, smoking status, maybe the POS tagger,
> maybe even the tokenizer, etc).

In some parts where OpenNLP is used there can be issues depending on the 
local you are running
on, some methods like String.toLowerCase depend on it. We will hopefully 
fix these issue
in the 1.6.0 release.

Jörn

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