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From "Chen, Pei" <Pei.C...@childrens.harvard.edu>
Subject RE: cTakes with java web application
Date Tue, 02 Apr 2013 14:20:28 GMT
Hi Giri,
I presume, essentially, you're planning to include the cTAKES lib(s) (via mvn?) into your
existing app

1)      Programmatically configure the pipeline

2)      Pass in a document(s) to cTAKES for processing

3)      Do XYZ with the output from the jCAS using the UIMA API's (such as writing to disk
or saving it to a db)
It is not quite prime time ready but, take a look peek at the below (It uses uimaFIT to do
the above):

Essentially, it boils down to a few lines of code:
AnalysisEngine aggregateAE = AnalysisEngineFactory.createAggregate(
               engines, componentNames, typeSystemDescription, null,
               new SofaMapping[0]);

JCas jcas = aggregateAE.newJCas();

From: giri vara prasad nambari [mailto:girinambari@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 10:04 AM
To: user@ctakes.apache.org
Subject: Re: cTakes with java web application

Hi Pei,

Thanks for your time on answering this.

Actually I am not looking for pre built web application (or) GUI. I was expecting something
like "include ctakes jars in my web application ((or) even for the matter any client java
program)" and start using ctakes API. Is this possible with ctakes api? If so, any sample
ctakes client code available?

I am not moving towards any SOA (or) pre-built GUI.

I would be happy to contribute to GUI, but first I need to finish this ctakes integration
task into my web application ASAP.

I hope this time my question is more clear.

Thank you,
On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 9:51 AM, Chen, Pei <Pei.Chen@childrens.harvard.edu<mailto:Pei.Chen@childrens.harvard.edu>>

Hi Giri,

Apache cTAKES is mainly in Java built on top of the UIMA Framework.

Currently, there isn't out of the box web application with cTAKES, however there is a GUI
currently in the sandbox area but isn't quite ready for prime time yet.  Is this something
that you might be interested in contributing to?


There are also some UIMA options that may point you in the right direction.

UIMA-AS (If you're gearing towards a Service Architecture for your web app.)


There is also a Simple Rest service (but runs in-process):

UIMA Simple Server




From: giri vara prasad nambari [mailto:girinambari@gmail.com<mailto:girinambari@gmail.com>]
Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 12:29 AM
To: ctakes-user@incubator.apache.org<mailto:ctakes-user@incubator.apache.org>
Subject: Fwd: cTakes with java web application

Hi Community,

I did lot of google for sample java code to integrate cTakes into web application, can some
one please point me in right direction.

I would like to use clinical pipeline with plain text instead of XML documents.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you,


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