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From Thilo Goetz <>
Subject Re: Proposal for a new incubation project: Unstructured Information Management Architecture - UIMA
Date Sat, 26 Aug 2006 10:03:52 GMT
Ian Holsman wrote:
> Hi Thilo
> your explanation attracted me ;-)
> is UIMA just the interface specification only ? (ie to produce a 
> standard in the unstructured text-processing world so that other people 
> can plug and play)
> or does UIMA also provide tools for each component?

Hi Ian,

the main focus of UIMA is on the framework, to provide a basis for 
others to plug-n-play.  We do also provide tooling to create new 
components.  There are some sample components as well that we provide as 
part of the documentation.

However, we recognize that an empty framework without any content is not 
very attractive to new users.  That's one of the reasons why our 
proposal talks about creating something similar to the Lucene sandbox 
for UIMA: a place where actual components are developed.  (The main 
reason of course is to foster a community of UIMA users and create a 
place where Apache-licensed components can be developed and downloaded.)

> I'm interested, and time permitting, could help as a mentor .. I'm not a 
> java expert (compared to others on this list), or a text processing 
> expert, but I know
> a bit about the processes around the incubator.

Great!  We welcome all the help we can get.  I've been lurking on the 
general incubator list for a couple of months now, and I have to admit 
that the whole process looks a bit daunting to a newbie like me :-)
I get the impression that mentors are absolutely essential to the 
incubator, and that you can't have too many.


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