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From "Adam Lally" <ala...@alum.rpi.edu>
Subject Re: Questions regarding the Heap class and the heap size.
Date Wed, 22 Aug 2007 15:32:57 GMT
On 8/22/07, Thilo Goetz <twgoetz@gmx.de> wrote:
> All the data that your analysis generates (with a few exceptions) lives
> on the heap.  So depending on how many annotations you create, the heap
> may grow very large.  It is usually several times the size of the input
> document.  I've personally had applications where the CAS (most of which
> is the heap) would on average be about 50 times the size of the input
> document.

Just to clarify: a notable exception is that Strings aren't stored on
the heap.  So storing long strings (including the document text) will
not increase the heap size.  However, using large arrays *will*
increase the heap size.

-Adam

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