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From Rogan Creswick <cresw...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: CasEditor -- Cumbersome UI, or am I just overlooking something?
Date Tue, 24 Nov 2009 20:08:51 GMT
On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 5:13 AM, Marshall Schor <msa@schor.com> wrote:
> It would help us a lot if you would look at the upcoming release's
> documentation for the CAS Editor and let us know where and how it could
> be improved.  You can find the latest built docs in the binary version
> of the "uimaj" release candidate on
> http://people.apache.org/~schor/uima-release-candidates/2.3.0-RC2/ -- in
> the docs directory - it's a chapter in the "tools" book..


That helps a lot. I was actually expecting that the CasEditor would
let me edit the text of the documents and then specify annotations
with a context menu (or something like that) so it never occurred to
me to try pressing <enter> to create an annotation.

For what it's worth, if I run eclipse with nothing but the runtime jar
in the dropins folder, I don't get a lot of the views (perhaps *none*
of the views?) for the Cas Editor.


> -Marshall
>>> I have also been unable to find a way to add annotations to a
>>> document, or create a new xcas file.  (I can create a file named
>>> foo.xcas, in a corpus folder, but it is just a plain text file --
>>> there doesn't seem to be a 'new xcas file' option that will populate
>>> the file with the proper boilerplate.
>> To create a new XCAS file, right-click on a corpus folder in a
>> CasEditor project in the Corpus Explorer view, and select 'import'.
>> Then, choose "Document" from under Cas Editor in the 'Create a
>> Document' dialog that appears.  Click 'Next', then use the add/remove
>> buttons to choose the files you want to import.
>> Finally, click Finish, and the files should be created (with an xmi extension).
>> Adding annotations is still difficult, however.  Any suggestions would
>> be greatly appreciated!

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