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From Tommaso Teofili <>
Subject Re: Enable UIMA results mapping to Annotation Ontology (AO) RDF format
Date Fri, 26 Aug 2011 12:41:34 GMT
2011/8/25 Paolo Ciccarese <>

> A few months ago or so I wrote to the Clerezza mailing list explaining one
> of the needs of the biomedical community .
> Since
> then I've been working with Tommaso Teofili on the issue. Tommaso
> introduced
> new Clerezza-UIMA basic types for dealing with entities identified by URIs.
> This is a simple convention that will empower text miners interested in
> Semantic web and Linked Open Data.  Also, an extension of the UIMA
> ClerezzaCASConsumer has been introduced to accommodate multiple mapping
> strategies - the previously available strategy has been defined as the
> 'default' one.
> I am now ready to contribute the code for mapping the UIMA results to the
> Annotation Ontology (AO) RDF format - . The
> idea
> is to provide a common and stable way for the text mining algorithm to
> expose their results in a way that can be integrated with other efforts in
> our field. This can be an important step for eliminating the fragmentation
> in the bio-medical community where most of the text mining and entity
> recognition services I have to integrate has a different communication
> format.

Paolo, this sounds very interesting in my opinion as it highlights also how
useful Clerezza can be as a platform for linking (and enhancing) open data
sources, I see you already opened a Jira [1], I'll review the attached code
which, at a first glance, seems good.

> Next step would be to define a standard web service for triggering UIMA
> analysis and properly exposing the results.
> Best,
> Paolo Ciccarese

Thanks and regards,

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