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From "Beto Boullosa (J. R. Garrido)" <boull...@ukp.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de>
Subject DKPro Core 1.8.0 released
Date Tue, 05 Jul 2016 10:08:43 GMT
We are pleased to announce the release of

==== DKPro Core, version 1.8.0 ====

a collection of interoperable software components for natural language
processing (NLP) based on the Apache UIMA framework.

https://dkpro.github.io/dkpro-core

== Changed minimal system requirements ==

- Requires Java 8 (Issue #369)
- Upgrade Apache UIMA to version 2.8.1 (Issue #662)
- Upgrade uimaFIT to version 2.2.0 (Issue #664)
- Upgrade Spring Framework to version 3.2.16 (Issue #815)

==  Major improvements ==

- Extensive automatically generated reference documentation (e.g. Issues
#753, #635, #589)
- New framework for text normalization and transformation (e.g. Issue #537)
- New validation framework, mainly for improved bug detection in unit
tests (Issue #728)
- Writer components write to console if no target is specified (Issue #700)
- Renamed some components for a more uniform naming scheme (e.g. Issue #717)
- Writers per default refuse to overwrite files (Issue #669, #564)
- Dependency parsers and readers consistently create a self-looped ROOT
node (Issue #628)

== Analysis components ==

- Added JTok component, Java-based configurable tokenizer and sentence
splitter (Issue #695)
- Added RFTagger component, a tool for the annotation of text with
fine-grained part-of-speech tags. (Issue #684)
- Added RegexTokenizer and WhitespaceTokenizer components - simple
whitespace tokenizers (Issue #552)
- Added MateTools SRL component (Issue #483)

== Data formats ==

- Added Brat format (Issue #656)
- Added Mallet LDA (Issue #602)
- Added Reuters-21578 Text Classification (Issue #691)
- Added RTF (Issue #588)
- Added Solr (Issue #576)
- Added UIMA Json (Issue #455)
- Added Writer for one sentence per line (Issue #673)
- Improved TEI to support (Issue #594, #596)

== Types ==

- Added MorphologicalFeatures type to support morphological analysis
(e.g. Issue #244)
- Added Div type for generic document structure (e.g. Issue #598)
- Added id feature on Token and Sentence (e.g. Issue #609)
- Added MetadataStringField type (Issue #672)

== Further highlights ==

- Upgrade Spring framework to version 3.2.16 (Issue #815)
- Upgrade GATE to version 8.0 (Issue #387)
- Upgrade Stanford CoreNLP to version 3.6.0 (Issue #706)
- Upgrade OpenNlp to version 1.6.0 (Issue #634)
- Upgrade LanguageTool to version 3.3 (Issue #819)
- Upgrade MaltParser to version 1.8.1 (Issue #734)
- Added Bintray as a repository to DKPro Core (#694)

A more detailed overview of the changes and bug corrections in this
release can be found in
https://github.com/dkpro/dkpro-core/issues?q=milestone%3A1.8.0

When upgrading, please mind that you should not mix different versions
of DKPro Core components in your projects - they may not be compatible
with each other.


-- Beto Boullosa, on behalf of the DKPro Core development team

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