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From Peter Klügl <pklu...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] Apache UIMA Ruta 2.5.0 released
Date Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:27:47 GMT
The Apache UIMA team is pleased to announce the release of
Apache UIMA Ruta (Rule-based Text Annotation), version 2.5.0.

Apache UIMA Ruta is a rule-based script language supported by
Eclipse-based tooling. The language is designed to enable rapid
development of text processing applications within UIMA. A special focus
lies on the intuitive and flexible domain specific language for defining
patterns of annotations. The Eclipse-based tooling,
called the Apache UIMA Ruta Workbench, was created to support the
user and to facilitate every step when writing rules. Both
the rule language and the workbench integrate
smoothly with Apache UIMA.

Major Changes in this Release

UIMA Ruta Language and Analysis Engine:

- Depends on UIMA 2.9.0 and uimaFIT 2.2.0
- New block FOREACH: iterate over pattern and reuse the matched
annotation in contained rules
- Label expressions across inlined rules are supported, behave like
local variables now
- Feature expressions on label expressions are supported
- Setting values of variables by configuration parameter
- Macros support variables
- New type function: typeFromString
- Wordlist initialization with string expressions: simplified
specification of language-dependent dictionary usage
- New maven archetype for typical UIMA Ruta projects
- Improved and faster maven plugins
- Parameters additionalScripts and additionalEngines are now optional
- Removed engine loader concept and parameter completely
- Removed redundant Document type
- Improved datapath support
- Improved resource manager support
- Many bug fixes and improvements

UIMA Ruta Workbench:

- Improved support of classpath-lookup in maven-based projects
- Launch configuration supports various serialization formats (with
- Bug fixes

This release requires an update of script projects and its descriptors
in the UIMA Ruta Workbench. There are several ways to achieve this.
The recommended way is to right-click on the UIMA Ruta project and
select "UIMA Ruta -> Convert to UIMA Ruta project", which will update
all provided descriptors. Then, select the project and press
"Project -> Clean..." in the menu, which will regenerate all descriptors
of your scripts based on the new templates.
Projects built with the UIMA Ruta Maven Plugin require no manual effort.

For a full list of the changes, please refer to Jira:

More information about UIMA Ruta can be found here:

 - Peter Klügl, for the Apache UIMA development team

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