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From "Abramowitsch, Peter" <pabramowit...@hearst.com>
Subject multiple issues with Ctakes 3.2.2
Date Tue, 25 Aug 2015 21:37:44 GMT
Hello Ctakes Dev

This is a general set of question which may reflect a bad install on my part or something
going on in the 3.2 version that is more than just a set of boundary case bugs.   I am a newcomer
to CTakes, but have spent a lot of time with StanfordCoreNLP, writing annotators, and with
SemRep etc.... so not completely naive.

I have a UMLS license which is recognized by Ctakes as well as the resource dictionary set
and I get no errors there, but I am not getting a number of annotations for even simple cases,
and exceptions when enabling others.  If any of these point to ignorance or a bad installation,
on my part, can you please point me to any other documentation besides what's exposed on your
site that could help?  Each of these issues is something that was demonstrated as working
in one or other of the videos on your site, but does not work on mine.  Here are some examples

  1.  When encountering a Medication.  It finds the ontology codes, but does not tease out
the start, end, dose, route etc except in a very few cases
  2.  When encountering a Sign or Symptom it finds no relevant details besides the codes
  3.  Negation never works ( I have tried enabling it in my copy of the pipeline but that
doesn't help )
  4.  I cannot figure out how to wire in the TemporalAnnotation engine.    When I try to do
that I get an initialization exception for the "temporal.ae.BackwardsTimeAnnotator"   (there's
no exception information written to the logfile"

Here's an example of points 2 and 3.

Pipeline - a copy of FastUMLSPlainText with Negation enabled in the workflow and declarations

<delegateAnalysisEngine key="NegationAnnotator">
      <import location="../../../ctakes-ne-contexts/desc/NegationAnnotator.xml"/>


        <!-- <node>AssertionAnnotator</node> -->


Input text
the patient denies having any left-side numbness or chest pain in the last 48 hours

The SignSymptomMention for numbness


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