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From "Masanz, James J." <Masanz.Ja...@mayo.edu>
Subject RE: [VOTE] Apache cTAKES 3.0.0-incubating RC5 release
Date Tue, 22 Jan 2013 15:28:44 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: general-return-39344-Masanz.James=mayo.edu@incubator.apache.org
> [mailto:general-return-39344-Masanz.James=mayo.edu@incubator.apache.org]
> On Behalf Of Jörn Kottmann
> Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 3:25 AM
> To: general@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [VOTE] Apache cTAKES 3.0.0-incubating RC5 release
> 
> On 01/22/2013 12:48 AM, Benson Margulies wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 6:05 PM, Masanz, James J.<Masanz.James@mayo.edu>
> wrote:
> >> >
> >> >Many of the models are derived from data that is not publicly
> released. But those*models*  have been contributed to Apache cTAKES.
> >> >
> >> >This is the primary mechanism for distribution of these models.
> > This discussion has come up before with SpamAssassin and OpenNLP.
> >
> > The exception for SpamAssassin, as I have understood it, is that there
> > is a place where all members of the community have access to the
> > source texts behind the models. At OpenNLP, again according to my
> > memory, the solution is to treat the models as not part of the release
> > at all.
> 
> 
> Yes, thats right, OpenNLP does not release any models at Apache. There is
> a page over at SourceForge where people can download them and to help the
> people who need to train them self we release the corpora specific
> training code as part of the OpenNLP release.
> 
> 
> > I fear that cTakes needs to have an interaction with LEGAL to adopt
> > the SpamAssassin model, since, from a strict constructionist
> > perspective, the source of the models is precisely what you cannot
> > release.
> 
> 
> As far as I understand it a part of the data is confidential and can't
> be shared
> with the community at all, is that right?

Yes, much of the training data for the models is confidential and cannot be shared with the
community.

-- James

> 
> Jörn


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