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From Tim Miller <>
Subject Re: assistance with dictionary lookup issue
Date Mon, 04 Feb 2013 22:34:08 GMT
What do we know about under what circumstances an annotation will be sorted?

On 02/04/2013 05:01 PM, Masanz, James J. wrote:
> I'll take a look at the patch. Also be aware of
which talks about a way of enhancing performance  -- if willing to assume annotations (BaseTokens
currently) are sorted. Currently it's always BaseToken and always sorted, just not sure if
we want to code to that assumption.
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> Subject: assistance with dictionary lookup issue
> Pei helped me track down an issue with performance I'd noticed in the
> dictionary annotator, and I have filed the issue here:
> I implemented a quick and dirty proof of concept fix and noticed
> dramatic performance improvement.  I attached the patch to the issue,
> but it involves changing an interface (currently does not try to fix
> other implementing classes so obviously not ready for primetime), so I
> wanted to solicit the list first in case anyone with better knowledge of
> that module has some better engineering ideas than what I came up with.
> Thanks,
> --
> Tim Miller, PhD
> Postdoctoral Research Fellow
> Children's Hospital Informatics Program
> Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School
> 617-919-1223

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