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From Marshall Schor <>
Subject Re: Proposal for a new incubation project: Unstructured Information Management Architecture - UIMA
Date Tue, 29 Aug 2006 03:57:10 GMT
Hi Brian -

Yes, this is the framework that we discussed when you visited the 
Hawthorne Research lab a couple of years ago.  It has grown since then, 
both in the number of users and in the components that "plug-in".  And, 
you're right, it did originally grow out of a real need to bring  
together the researchers working in this field, and allow them to 
benefit by being able to easily build on each other's work.


Brian McCallister wrote:
> On Aug 25, 2006, at 4:07 AM, Leo Simons wrote:
>> What does it *do*?
> I believe it is basically a big, pluggable, harness for analyzing and 
> annotating streams of arbitrary data, if this is the same thing I 
> talked with a bunch of folks about (including Martin, I believe) a 
> couple years ago at Hawthorne.
> I think it actually grew out of a real need in the research community 
> - lots of cool tools were being built to do unstructured information 
> analysis and none of them could be used together.
> -Brian
> ps: I may also be totally wrong. My guesstimate is based on a couple 
> hours of conversations a few years ago.

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